Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for medical technologies, devices and diagnostics: access, regulation and funding

Morning, Thursday, 7th June 2018

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

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will discuss the future for medical technologies, devices and diagnostics in England, following the Government’s announcement of regulatory changes and new funding in its response to the Accelerated Access Review.


Delegates will consider priorities for improving access to technology, and for increasing its uptake in the NHS in light of the £86m funding package - which will include a Pathway Transformation Fund to tackle barriers to adoption and help integration; allocations for the Digital Health Technology Catalyst and for Academic Health Science Networks to improve local adoption.


Further sessions look at NHS England’s extended Test Bed programme, in the context of the launch of the second wave of test beds - as well as the next steps for the NHS Innovation Accelerator.


Attendees will assess further measures to support uptake and increase access - including the Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) as NHS England announces four innovations that will be fast-tracked through the ITP programme. Those attending will also examine the impact of Brexit on patient access to medical technologies, following Brexit Health Alliance’s report which called on the Government to publish its plans for the regulation of devices urgently.



Guests of Honour

Dr Tony Newman-Sanders

National Clinical Director, Diagnostics, NHS England and Clinical Director, Diagnostic Imaging, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Vaughan Lewis

Medical Director, Specialised Commissioning, NHS England South

Mirella Marlow

Programme Director, Centre for Health Technology Evaluation, NICE

Guests of Honour

Dr Vaughan Lewis

Medical Director, Specialised Commissioning, NHS England South

Mirella Marlow

Programme Director, Centre for Health Technology Evaluation, NICE

Dr Tony Newman-Sanders

National Clinical Director, Diagnostics, NHS England and Clinical Director, Diagnostic Imaging, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Keynote Speakers

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

Richard Phillips

Director, Healthcare Policy, ABHI

Julia Manning

Founding Director, 2020Health

John Wilkinson

Director of Devices, MHRA

Chairs

Martin Whitfield MP

Member, House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee

Vicky Ford MP

Member, House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee

Speakers

Sharon Houlden

Director of Adult Services and Housing, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Dr Helen Meese

Medical Technology Policy Consultant, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Dr Peter Lewis

Clinical Lead for Mental Health, West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

Kay Boycott

Chief Executive, Asthma UK