Westminster Health Forum

Innovation and technology in the NHS - development, uptake and workforce engagement

July 2019

This conference focused on key issues for innovation and technology in the NHS - including addressing barriers to adoption, supporting integrated patient centered care and engaging the workforce.

Attendees assessed the next steps for collaborative working across government, the NHS and industry to develop policy on the use of health technologies - with the launch of NHSX.

The seminar was an opportunity to consider what support the newly-launched Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) can provide to innovators to ensure the uptake of new technologies in the NHS - including support through the regulatory process and clarifying the evidence required to assess the cost-effectiveness of new technologies.

The agenda further examined the regulation of health technologies, and the introduction of the healthtech regulatory sandbox which will allow new technologies to be tested under regulatory supervision.

Further sessions considered the impact of the Topol Review, which outlined the next steps for preparing the health workforce to utilise digital health technologies, with discussion on the implementation of the Review’s recommendations, including the investment required for training and upskilling the workforce, and the challenges for embedding digital leadership in the NHS.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Health Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates