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Forthcoming Events


Parliament & HealthTech Conference 2020

28th January 2020

The Health Tech Alliance is hosting its inaugural ‘Parliament and HealthTech’ Conference on 28 January 2020 at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. The half-day conference comes a year after the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan and will bring together stakeholders from the entire spectrum of the health and social care system. To learn more about the Conference click here.

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Westminster Health Forum event: Cardiovascular disease in England – prevention, innovation and tackling inequalities

Tuesday, 26th November 2019

Delegates will consider research and innovation in the diagnosis, treatment and management of cardiovascular disease, looking at funding for research and opportunities for increasing public and patient engagement. Attendees will also consider what support can be provided to innovators to scale up, including accelerating the regulatory process, clarifying the evidence required to prove effectiveness and increasing the uptake of innovations in the NHS.

Keynote speakers include Professor Jamie Waterall, National Lead for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Deputy Chief Nurse, Public Health England.

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Westminster Health Forum event: The life sciences sector in the UK – investment, innovation and next steps for delivering the Sector Deal 2

Wednesday, 4th December 2019

This conference will assess the future of the life sciences sector in the UK and progress in delivering the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy and the Life Sciences Sector Deal 2 – looking at investment, innovation and the next steps for policy. The agenda also includes discussion on the impact of Brexit on the regulation of medicines and medical devices.

Keynote speakers include Professor Sir Robert Lechler, Executive Director of King’s Health Partners and Professor Richard Barker, chief Executive of Health Innovation Network.

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Westminster Health Forum event: ‘Utilising data in healthcare – adoption, public trust and innovation‘

12th December 2019

Delegates will consider next steps for utilising data in healthcare and look at the barriers to the adoption of data driven technologies, supporting integrated patient centred care and engaging the workforce. In particular, delegates will discuss issues within guidance, the implementation of the Government’s new code of conduct for data-driven technologies and consider what needs to be done to make the UK a leader in this field.

Keynote speakers include Director of Data and Information Systems at NHS England, Ming Tang, Director of Data at NHS Digital, Professor Daniel Ray and the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care, Dame Fiona Caldicott.

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Previous Events

11th July 2019

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

The Health Tech Alliance attended this Westminster Health Forum event which was an opportunity to hear about the work of the recently launched NHSX and provided an opportunity to consider what support the Accelerated Access Collaborative can provide to innovators to ensure the uptake of new technologies in the NHS.

21st May 2019

Members heard from the former Health Minister Lord O’Shaughnessy about the healthtech policy landscape and Dr Helen Compton of the NIHR about the latest developments on the Accelerated Access Collaborative. Read more here.

16th January 2019

Following the publication of the NHS’ long-term plan, members discussed the plans’ implications for healthtech and NHS’ key areas of long-term focus. Read more here.

4th September 2018 

Members heard from Dr Sam Roberts, Director of Life Sciences and Innovation and Jill Cockrill, Senior Casemix Consultant at NHS Digital. Read more here 

8th May 2018 

Members received advice on best practice in NICE submissions and assessments and a live demo of HealthTech Connect (formerly MedTechScan) horizon-scanning system. Speakers: David Sissling, Sheryl Warttig and Paul Dimmock from the NICE Centre for Health Technology Evaluation. Read more here 

20th February 2018 

The Alliance held a workshop on how healthtech companies could better collaborate with the Academic Health Science Network (AHSNs) hearing from Steve Feast, Managing Director of Eastern AHSN and Holly McLaren, Commercial Director of UCL Partners. Read more here  

16th November 2017 

Following the Government’s response to the Accelerated Access Review (AAR), the Alliance heard from Miles Scott, Improvement Director at NHS Improvement and Caroline Fenwick, from the Office for Life Sciences, both of whom were overseeing implementation of the AAR at their respective organisations. Read more here 

18th July 2017 

Rachel Yates, the Managing Director and Deputy SRO of the ‘Getting It Right First Time’ (GIRFT) programme updated members on the progress of the GIRFT programme. Read more here 

9th May 2017 

Members were given an exclusive first look at the MedTech Early Technical Assessment (META) tool, hearing from NICE’s Carla Deakin and Deborah Morrison. Read more here.