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Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

Conservative Party Conference: Commercialising Innovation in the NHS

Sep 30. till Sep 30.

Fringe Event (outside secure zone)

Chair: Rob Vickers, Executive Director and Founder, Digital Life Sciences
With guest speakers:
The Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, Chair, Health Select Committee
David Worskett, Chief Executive, NHS Partner’s Network
Dominic Nutt, Director of Communications, Maurice Saatchi's Cancer Initiative
Professor Ian Jacobs , Director, Manchester Health Science Centre
Jonathan Emms, Managing Director, Pfizer

Date
September 30, 20132013-09-30T12:30:00 - September 30, 2013 2013-09-30T02:00:37
Time
12:30 PM 2013-09-30T12:30:00 - 2:00 PM 2013-09-30T02:00:37
Location
The Hilton Hotel, Manchester
URL
Map & Directions

Our country’s economy health is often measured by the success of the services industry, manufacturing and the building sector yet a thriving healthcare industry is equally as important. The NHS alone employs 7% of the total UK workforce and in 2009 expenditure on healthcare made up 9.8% of the UK’s GDP.

Yet there remains a tension. The NHS is full of people with ideas, but there isn’t a culture of commercialising this potential. Industry knows the value of ideas, but is still regarded with suspicion and of course has its shareholders to satisfy. The two cultures can be seen as diametrically opposed but mutually dependent.

  • What more does the Government need to do to bring the innovation industry into the UK? How do we change preconceived beliefs on the role of industry and the private sector and its contribution to healthcare?
  • How do we encourage the NHS to develop a more commercial outlook in its own R&D and clinical activities?
  • Can we ever take away the fear of the private sector?
left to right: David Worskett, Chief Executive, NHS Partner’s Network The Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, Chair, Health Select Committee, Rob Vickers, Executive Director and Founder, Digital Life Sciences, Dominic Nutt, Director of Communications, Maurice Saatchi's Cancer Initiative
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left to right: David Worskett, Chief Executive, NHS Partner’s Network The Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, Chair, Health Select Committee, Rob Vickers, Executive Director and Founder, Digital Life Sciences, Dominic Nutt, Director of Communications, Maurice Saatchi's Cancer Initiative
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