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Forthcoming Events








Digital Health Rewired

3-4 March 2020

The Health Tech Alliance is delighted to attend Digital Health Rewired returns to London Olympia on 3-4 March with a blockbuster programme full of big-name health tech leaders. New for 2020 is the CCIO/CIO track, Digital Health Data Lab and the Digital Health Developer Conference.

Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, president of techUK and Matthew Gould CEO NHSX will headline the Rewired Leadership Summit (day one) and Exhibition and Conference (day two) respectively. Other speakers include Sarah Wilkinson, CEO NHS Digital, data campaigner Dr Ben Goldacre, and award-winning author, journalist and campaigner Caroline Criado Perez who will examine gender data bias in her keynote. Plus, Digital Health Rewired has a glittering line-up of leading NHS CEOs, CCIOs and CIOs, and founders of many of the most exciting digital health start-ups from across Europe.

You can register here.

Next steps for diagnostics and pathology – innovation, collaboration and standards

Westminster Health Forum

2 April 2020

The Health Tech Alliance will be attending the Westminster Health Forum conference on ‘Next steps for diagnostics and pathology – innovation, collaboration and standards’ which will consider the next steps for diagnostics and pathology in England – looking at supporting innovation, rolling out networks, and developing standards. You can find out more information and register here.

Utilisation of increased NHS funding – priority areas, improving delivery of care, and long-term financial sustainability

Westminster Health Forum

5 May 2020

We’re delighted to attend this Westminster Health Forum conference which follows the recent introduction of the NHS Funding Bill to Parliament. To find out more information or to register please click here.

Stroke prevention, care and treatment in England

Westminster Health Forum

16 June 2020

The Health Tech Alliance will be attending the Westminster Health Forum’s conference on stroke prevention, care and treatment in England. Find out more information here.

Previous Events

28th January 2020

The Health Tech Alliance convened its inaugural Parliament & HealthTech Conference in the Houses of Parliament. The Conference was hosted by Steve McCabe MP, chaired by Dame Barbara Hakin, the Chair of the Health Tech Alliance, and was attended by nearly 200 delegates from across the industry, Parliament, civil society, the NHS and wider health bodies. It was sponsored by Edwards Lifesciences, Intuitive and iRhythm Technologies. The conference heard keynote speeches from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP and Dr Sam Roberts, Chief Executive of the Accelerated Access Collaborative and two panel sessions featuring a host of senior stakeholders from across the health system. Read more here.

5th December 2019

Members heard from representatives of the Shelford Group of teaching hospitals about the realities of hospital procurement and discuss how industry and hospital procurement teams can work together more effectively and in alignment with the NHS Long Term Plan. Read more here.

20th September 2019

A range of speakers from across the Academic Health Science Networks provided our members provided a detailed outline of the AHSN Network’s role in driving the uptake of innovation and how this ties with the work of the Accelerated Access Collaborative and the Long Term Plan. Members later joined forces with AHSN representatives to discuss how both entities collaborate more effectively. Read more here.

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.