Health GB Knowledge Hub - Workshops

The workshops at Health GB provide an additional platform for direct engagement and essential education.

Developed for all key stakeholders active in the healthcare sector, including healthcare solution providers, suppliers, manufacturers, importers, service providers and end-users, these sessions will equip all attendees with the knowledge needed to successfully penetrate the UK health market.

Attend to understand:

  • COMPLIANCE: new standards, regulations, GDP and quality management
  • HOW TO SELL INTO THE NHS: updated NHS procurement process, e-procurement process, and information governance legalities
  • HEALTHCARE MARKET ACCESS: new and available dealers and distributors and how to get your medical technology adopted within the UK market
  • INVESTOR INSIGHT: steps enabling technology developers to secure investment
  • HEALTHCARE BUSINESS POST BREXIT: how to prepare your company for Brexit
10:50 Steve May-Russell, National Chairman, British Industrial Design Association (BIDA), Managing Director & Owner, Smallfry Industrial Design and Innovation Innovations runners, riders & rocketeers - what you need to reach the stars
11:30 Paul Sim, Regulatory Affairs Manager, British Standards Institute Group Updates on the standard development process: Transitioning standards to help medical device manufacturers meet new regulations
12.10 Pitch and Partner Programme

BIPLAS MEDICAL LTD - Richard Bedwell, Managing Director

SP SERVICES - Paul Watts, Head of Business Development

WILLIAMS MEDICAL SUPPLIES LTD - Andrew Jenkins, Head of Marketing
5 minute quick-fire presentations: connect with new suppliers, international distributors, end-users and investors
12.40 Dr Eamonn Hoxey, QMS Consultant and Director, E V Hoxey Ltd  Quality Management: effective ISO 13485 implementation
13.20 Pitch and Partner Programme

NVM DIAGNOSTICS - Jennifer Button, Country Manager - UK and Ireland 

AVENSYS UK LTD - Steve Holt, Director

EMS PHYSIO - James Greenham, Managing Director
5 minute quick-fire presentations: connect with new suppliers, international distributors, end-users and investors
13:50 Jon Pither, Executive Director, PML Moving diagnostics into the community
14:50 End of workshops day 1
11:00 Francine Westergaard, Principal Consultant, International Services What is JCI? Learn about International accreditation
12.40 Stuart MacMillan, Lead, Scan4Safety, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Scan4Safety
13.10 Beth Loudon, Head of procurement development, NHS Shared Business Services NHS Procurement and Commercial Standards – real life examples
13.30 Michael Branagan-Harris, CEO, Device Access UK Accelerating medical technology adoption through utilisation of ‘The Key Principles of Market Access’
14:00 Pitch and Partner Programme

FUTURE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT - Dr Christopher Laurie, Account Manager

WEL MEDICAL - Paul Mulvey, National Sales Manager

BCAS BIOMEDICAL SERVICES LTD - David M. Parker, Business Development Manager

STEROPLAST - Julian Williams, Head of Business Development
5 minute quick-fire presentations: connect with new suppliers, international distributors, end-users and investors
14:30 Anne Crofts, Partner, DAC Beachcroft Legal Collaborative procurement routes and maximising the benefits of scale
Sue Fletcher, Principal Product Manager – Laboratory Products, Alpha Laboratories Compliance with cost savings: UN3373 regulationsfor biological sample/patient specimen transport
16:10 End of workshop day 2   


11.00 Moderator:
Vernon Baxter, Managing Director, Investor Publishing

Sama Carlos Samame, Head of Acceleration, WAYRA UK

Olivier Koechlin, Founding Member, Fraser Finance

Ravi Chana, Business Development Manager, NIHR Office for Clinical Research
Infrastructure (NOCRI)

Panel: Investor approaches to healthcare technology

Mike FIsher, Founder and Dr Shane Murnaghan, Medical Inventor

*as seen on the Dragons’ Den*

My medtech experience: developing an internationally recognised healthcare product
12.20 Pitch and Partner Programme

POLYMORIT - Warren Payne, Business Development and Marketing Manager

GRAVITY LIFE - Mike Fisher, Partner and Dr Shane Murnaghan, Medical Inventor
5 minute quick-fire presentations: connect with new suppliers, international distributors, end-users and investors
12.50 Dr Tom Clutton-Brock, Clinial Director, NIHR Trauma Management MedTech Cooperative, Director, ERDF Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre, Deputy Director, Institute of Translational Medicine, Chair, NICE Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee, Reader in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Overcoming challenges and accelerating the development of medical innovation
13.20 Chris Alderson, Partner, Hempsons Selling into the NHS: things you need to know about information governance 
14:10 Kranthi Kumar Kukkala, Founder & CTO

Quezapp Technologies Pvt Ltd
Real time streaming solution to enhance your patients and profitability 
14.50 Dr Rory McCrea, Family Doctor Association The five threats to General Practice: what you can do
15:20 Mark Blanchard, Public Sector Director, GovNewsDirect

Mark Hoole, UK & Nordics Country Manager, Wacom Business Solutions

Vijay Magon, Managing Director EDRM Specialist, CCube Solutions
Put down the paper & pens: digital innovation for the enhanced efficiency of the clinician and
healthcare professionals
15:50  End of workshop day 3