Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for medical technologies, devices and diagnostics

Morning, Thursday, 29th June 2017

Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS


Following the launch of the NHS Innovation Accelerator, this seminar will be a timely opportunity to assess indications from the test bed sites, and next steps for developing the role of technology in healthcare to support new models of care.

Discussion will be informed by the publication of the Accelerated Access Review, particularly in respect of its recommended establishment of a digital health technology catalyst, and advice to NICE to review its health technology assessment processes.

Further sessions will focus on utilising technology to promote self care, the growth of wearable technology, and the next steps and challenges for industry following Brexit.

Guest of Honour

Dr Paul Rice

Head of Technology Strategy, NHS England

Guest of Honour

Dr Paul Rice

Head of Technology Strategy, NHS England

Keynote Speaker

Dr Charlie Davie

Managing Director, UCLPartners; Managing Director, Academic Health Science Network; Consultant Neurologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Member, Accelerated Access Review Implementation Group


Andrew Beale

Partner, Optimity Advisors


Graeme Tunbridge

Group Manager, Devices Regulatory Affairs, MHRA

Melissa Ream

5G and Living Labs Adviser, Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network

Dr Taz Aldawoud

Self-care Lead, NHS Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group and Digital Clinical Champion, NHS England

Ian Sharpe

Chief Executive, Digital Health Enterprise Zone

Andrew Davies

Market Access Director, ABHI

Julia Manning

Founding Director, 2020health

Hannah Harniess

Interim Programme Director, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator

Dr Helen Meese

Head of Healthcare, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

John Craig

Chief Executive Officer, Care City

Kay Boycott

Chief Executive, Asthma UK

Doris-Ann Williams

Chief Executive, British In Vitro Diagnostics Association