Webinar: Overcoming Challenges to Digitise Medical Devices

Event Details

Start Date
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:00
End Date
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:30
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An increasing number of medical device and diagnostic companies are seizing the opportunity to drive sales and enhance their global competitiveness by responding to the need for better connected medical products. 

This free webinar series will give you a better understanding of the direction of travel within the NHS for connected medical products, and provide you with practical case studies on how medical technology companies have overcome key challenges such as technology know-how, security & information governance, and regulation, to place new connected products on the market. 

At the end of this webinar series, you will have learned from experts and other medical companies, how to overcome the challenges associated with the development of new connected medical devices and where to go for support.

This series comprises five sessions across two days. 

Watch the recordings of all the sessions below.

Agenda Day 1 - Tuesday 24th November

Chaired by Kevin Kiely, Chief Executive Officer of Medilink North of England.

Session 1 — 09.00 to 10.30: Clinical Need 

Session 1 — 09.00 to 10.30: Clinical Need


Lisa Hollins, Director of Innovation Delivery,


Medical Device Connectivity – NHS Direction of Travel


Dr David Brettle, Chief Scientific Officer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 

Innovation and Hospitals for the Future 


Dr Mickey Jachuck, Clinical Director for Cardiothoracic Medicine, South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Cardiac Diagnostics – a wireless future


Q&A Session

Session 2 — 13.00 to 14.30: Challenge: Security & Information Governance 

Session 2 — 13.00 to 14.30: Challenge: Security & Information Governance


Peter Brady, CEOUOVO

A Practical Introduction to Security & Information Governance


Bryn Sage, CEO Inhealthcare

Digital Transformation with MedTech Manufacturers and the NHS


Leigh Thomas, Senior VP

Director of Global Sales, Abingdon Health

The Challenges in Developing a Smartphone Rapid Test Reader Solution – the AppDx Experience


Q&A Session

Session 3 — 15.30 to 17:00: Challenge: Regulation 

Session 3 — 15.30 to 17:00: Challenge: Regulation


Adrian Stavert-Dobson, Managing Director, Safehand Consulting 

Regulation – Specific Considerations for Digital Connectivity


Cliff Kirby, CEO, Needlesmart

The Next Generation Vaccine Delivery System’


Jane Aldridge, Director, L2S2

Managed Medical Device Cloud

– Enabling Connected Devices


Q&A Session

Agenda Day 2 - Thursday 26th November

Chaired by Tom Harvey, Healthcare Photonics Lead at CPI.

Session 4 — 09.30 to 11:00: Challenge: Technology 

Session 4 — 09.30 to 11:00: Challenge: Technology


Simon Johnson, Chief Technologist, CPI

Flexible and 3D Electronics for Wearable and Healthcare Systems


Tony Bedford, Director of Front-End Innovation, Phillips-Medisize 

Connected Auto-Injector


David Fell, Product & Project Director, 

Caburn Solutions

Benefits of Multi Network Connectivity & Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) in the provision of Health & Telecare Services


Q&A Session

Session 5 — 14.00 to 15.30 : Services and Funding Available to Support Connectivity 

Session 5 — 14.00 to 15.30 : Services and Funding Available to Support Connectivity


Michael Kipping, Innovate UK

Innovate UK Support Offering


Sara Nelson, Health Innovation Network,

South London

AHSN and Digital Accelerator Support


Mairi Dillon, Investor Relationships Manager, 


The Investor Perspective


Q&A Session


Register for one or both days and then join the sessions of interest to you, via the links we provide.

Please note registration has now closed.

Register for Day One