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Helping business access NHS markets


Helping business access NHS markets
07 November 2017
9.30-13.15

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network will deliver a workshop titled ‘Helping business access NHS markets’.

About the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) acts to promote a healthier region in which there is equitable access to high quality, efficient, effective, person-centred care that delivers the best clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.  Its principal role is facilitating the faster adoption of proven, beneficial innovation.

All companies and social enterprises - from sole traders to small to medium enterprises to large corporations - involved in the healthcare and life sciences sector in the West Midlands and beyond will be supported by WMAHSN in the adoption of innovation at scale and pace. The organisation works closely with industry and social enterprise partners, developing and delivering programmes that lead to improvements in healthcare and the local economy.

Who is this workshop for?

This interactive workshop is ideal for healthcare, life sciences, medical technology, digital and diagnostics companies who are seeking opportunities to collaborate with the NHS.

Objectives

This workshop will:

·        Explain how the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) helps healthcare, life sciences and digital businesses, industry organisations and social enterprises connect with the NHS, local authorities, academics and researchers

·        Outline the membership networks and support programmes available to accelerate the process of innovation and facilitate the adoption and spread of innovative ideas and technologies across large populations

·        Myth-bust and challenge assumptions about the NHS and how it operates

·        Offer practical advice and tools to help healthcare, medical technology, digital and diagnostics companies overcome the barriers to working with the NHS

·        Explore what is meant by an evidence base and how WMAHSN can help you achieve it

Presenters

Bethan Bishop, Business Mentor, WMAHSN

In the early years of her career, Bethan worked in clinical development and consultancy roles in the pharmaceutical industry (Pfizer, PPD Development and Adelphi Group). 15 years ago, she joined the NHS to lead the creation of the research management and innovation development infrastructure at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, a large hospital and community-based healthcare organisation in the West Midlands.

Bethan Bishop, Business Mentor, WMAHSN

In the early years of her career, Bethan worked in clinical development and consultancy roles in the pharmaceutical industry (Pfizer, PPD Development and Adelphi Group). She then spent 16 years in the NHS leading the creation and development of teams in research management and innovation. 

Bethan now runs her own business and on a part time basis works closely with the start-ups based at the Serendip Digital Health Quarter, in which WMAHSN is the commercial partner, sharing NHS insight, giving advice and support and carrying out due diligence. Bethan is passionate about harnessing the expertise through partnership working across the NHS, academia and industry.

Contact Bethan on bethan.bishop@wmahsn.org or 07870 629690.

Neil Mortimer, Business Manager

Neil’s role is to identify and support beneficial innovations that can be spread quickly across the region, particularly in the areas of digital and mental health. Working alongside NHS, industry, academic and patient organisations, he fosters collaborative partnerships and helps innovators and adopters to access support and funding to drive health improvement and economic benefits to the region.

Following a 10 year management career in the leisure and hospitality industry, Neil worked in the NHS for 19 years. He was the manager of one of England’s first GP Commissioning Groups, and subsequently CEO of an NHS Primary Care Group in Birmingham.  He went on to establish and lead the Whole Systems Programme for NHS Midlands and East of England, which oversaw a range of innovative IT-enabled service transformations involving primary and secondary care within the NHS and the private sector.

Contact Neil on neil.mortimer@wmahsn.org, 0121 371 8061 or 07887 506198.

Agenda

9.30am Registration

9.45am Welcome and introductions – introduce your company and your motivation for attending

10am Introduction to WMAHSN, its networks and support programmes

10.30am Myth-busting the NHS market

11am Refreshments

11.15am Overcoming the barriers to collaborating with the NHS

11.30am Evidence, and how to achieve it

12pm Q&A session

12.30pm Networking lunch

1.15pm Close

Detail

Date:
07 November 2017

Time:
9.30-13.15

Organiser

Big Data Corridor

Phone:


Website:
http://bigdatacorridor.com/

Venue

WMAHSN room, 1st floor, iCentrum

Innovation Birmingham Campus
Holt Street
Birmingham
West Midlands
B7 4BP



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