Adopting MedTech for Patient Benefit 2016


‌Adopting MedTech for Patient Benefit 2016


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The National Institute for Health Research Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Newcastle and the Medical Physics Department (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), in conjunction with the Academic Health Science Network (North East & North Cumbria) invite you to attend:

Adopting MedTech for Patient Benefit 2016 on the 11th February 2016.

The purpose of the day is to provide MedTech sector with an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the evidence required by the NHS for the adoption of medical technologies.

The event is aimed at companies developing medical devices and in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) who are seeking to access the NHS market. The event will also be of interest to companies supporting the MedTech sector, such as product design/development consultancies, and financial and legal organisations.

We are very pleased to welcome George Freeman MP, Life Sciences Minister, who will be joining the event as part of his wider visit to the region.

The day will commence with a keynote presentation from Prof. Sue Hill (Chief Scientific Officer NHS England), this will be followed by a presentation from the NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme (MTEP) and the Diagnostics Assessment Programme (DAP). You will also hear of the experiences of industry, and the support available to generate high quality, independent evaluation evidence from the NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-opertive (DEC) and NuTH's Medical Physics Department.

Following lunch you will be able to join a choice of interactive 'Evaluation evidence master classes' delivered by the NIHR DEC and Medical Physics teams.

During the event there will be ample opportunity to network with methodological research staff, and senior clinicians from a variety of disease areas.

Adopting MedTech 2016 is linked with our partner event being held on the 12th February 2016 - Engaging with Industry


A limited number of spaces are availaible for the event so we recommend early registration.

We look forward to seeing you in Newcastle on 11th February.

Professor John Simpson

Director NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Newcastle




Registration and refreshments 09:30


 10:00 Welcome and introduction -

 Doris-Ann Willams, Chief Executive BIVDA


 A personalised medicine strategy for the NHS

 Prof. Sue Hill, OBE, Chief Scientific Officer for NHS England


 George Freeman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

 for Life Sciences

 Assessing value; the role of NICE in promoting the adoption of

 innovative medical technologies

 Carla Deakin, Associate Director, Diagnostics Assessment Programme,

 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)


 Introducing Innovation in Healthcare –

 Not all those who wander are lost

  Dr David Spackman, General Manager Clinical Diagnostics Division, Thermo Fisher Diagnostics


 Introducing new diagnostics –

 an industry perspective on cost effectiveness

 Gert Boschman, Scientific Affairs Director Europe, BD Biosciences


 Managing investment in new diagnostics

 in an acute hospitals Trust –

 the 'Tests and Investigations Formulary Committee

 Dr Dermot Neely, Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine,

 Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


 Question to the Panel

 The speakers will be joined by:

  • Prof. John Simpson, Director NIHR DEC Newcastle
  • Dr Andrew Sims, Head of the Clinical Measurement and Engineering Unit, Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle Hospitals
  • Prof. Philip Sloan, Deputy Director Newcastle Molecular Pathology Node
  • Dr Séamus O’Neill, CEO, Academic Health Science Network (North East and North Cumbria)

 ‌ 13:00 Lunch


  14:00 Master classes

   Delegates have an opportunity to join a selection of interactive evaluation evidence master classes

  1.  The key steps to producing a cost-efficient ‘evidence development strategy’ to support market-oriented development of your technology


  2.  Determining the ‘value proposition’ for successful adoption by NHS providers

  • How will the be an improvement, and for whom?
  • How will patient pathways, lab or clinical workflows/information flows change?

  3.  Choosing the appropriate health economics study for successful funding applications and gaining endorsement for adoption into the NHS

  • Value of information - is the study worth funding?
  • Cost effectiveness - value for money
  • Budget impact analysis - affordability

 14:45 Master classes

  The sessions above will be repeated

 15:30  Refreshments and networking

 16:30  Close




Registration is now open!

Delegate fee for the day £50

The rate is for the FULL day and includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day


There are LIMITED places so please register early to secure your place



Newcastle has many great hotels very close to the Centre for Life. Below is a map of a selection of hotel locations, more details on hotels can be found on the NewcastelGateshead website.




Scotswood Suite - Conference Centre

Centre for Life
Times Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear

Scotswood Suite

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On foot

The Centre for Life is located in Times Square just off Westmorland Road and Scotswood Road - just a two minute walk from Newcastle Central train and Metro station. We're just on the edge of the city centre (easily walkable in 5 or 10 minutes).

The entrance to the Conference Centre is on the outside of the building closest to the railway station.

By public transport

Newcastle Central Station has passenger rail connections to all of the UK’s main cities and towns, with trains to London in less than three hours, and Edinburgh in an hour and a half. The Metro light rail system connects Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland.

Take local bus services to Central Station or the Centre for Life bus stop located on Westmorland Road.

Northern Rail offer local and regional trains to Newcastle from destinations across the North of England. First TransPennine Express First TransPennine Express offer trains to Newcastle from most major cities in the North of England.

All public travel information including rail links and bus and Metro timetables is available from Nexus or Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

Visit our offers page to find out about discounts for those travelling to Life by public transport.

By bike

There are plenty of cycle racks in Times Square for you to lock up your bike. We're also located close to a number of key cycle routes; you can find details of nearby routes via Sustrans.

By car

Sat Nav reference: NE4 7AD

Life is easy to get to by car wherever you're travelling from.

From North/South:

Head east/west along the A1 past Lobley Hill. Merge onto the A184 and head east towards the A6082 (Redheugh Bridge). Slight left at A695/Scotswood Road. Head south toward A695/Plummer Street. Turn left at A695/Railway Street. Entrance to Times Square Car Park is on the right and the Life Science Centre is directly ahead.

When driving through the city centre look out for Centre for Life and/or Times Square Car Park signage to direct you. Times Square Car Park is located two minutes' walk from the Life Science Centre.

Alternatively, avoid the city centre traffic with Newcastle's Park and Ride scheme.

By air

Newcastle International Airport is just six miles from the city centre and Life (15 minutes by car) and has connecting scheduled flights to all major UK airports.


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