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Technology in the NHS – innovation, uptake and regulation

November 12 2020 @ 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join the Westminster Health Forum’s online conference on Technology in the NHS – innovation, uptake and regulation.


Areas for discussion include:

  • the way forward for technology implementation in the context of ambitions in the NHS Long Term Plan
  • what has been learned from the role of healthcare technologies in the response to COVID-19 – including in:
    • the development of contact tracing, testing and tracking
    • supporting research to produce a vaccine
    • innovation and organisational transformation by the sector for the rapid development and production of new clinical equipment
  • priorities for regulation and the next steps for technology adoption

Keynote speakers include Dr Amanda Begley (Co-Founder and National Director, NHS Innovation Accelerator and Director of Innovation and Implementation at UCLPartners) and Professor Ben Bridgewater (Chief Executive, Health Innovation Manchester).


Find more details on the Westminster Health Forum website and the full agenda here.


United Kingdom


Westminster Health Forum
01344 864796
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