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Webinar: Re-opening of elective surgery in the NHS

Expert: Michael Branagan-Harris: CEO, Device Access

With an NHS waiting list growing day by day due to Covid 19 taking priority, when elective gets switched back on again, there is an unprecedented opportunity for the MedTech industry to work to increase day case procedures further, particularly though the use of novel minimally invasive therapies.

This will be one of the topics of conversation in our forthcoming webinar on Wednesday 6th May 1530 BST, when we have the pleasure of having Professor Timothy Briggs, National Clinical Director for Clinical Quality and efficiency for the NHS. In his report "Operating theatres opportunities to reduce waiting lists from January 2019" Professor Briggs  demonstrated various ways NHS Hospitals across England could improve productivity, including theatre time lost to late starts, early finishes and delays between operations which could potentially have been used by the 92 trusts to do up to 291,327 more procedures.

The webinar will also be co hosted by Dame Barbara Hakin who is the former Deputy Chief Executive of NHS England and expert in the healthcare sector having spent 41 years working for the NHS.

Dame Barbara currently chairs the HealthTech Alliance an informal coalition of health technology companies. She is the former National Director of Commissioning Operations at NHS England where she oversaw the development of the commissioning architecture of the NHS, including the establishment of Clinical Commissioning Groups. Dame Barbara was the former Chief Executive of NHS East Midlands and Bradford Primary Care Trust and previously served as a hospital doctor and GP.

The moderator for this event is Michael Branagan-Harris, CEO of Device Access UK.

Organizer: Device Access in association with Health Tech Alliance

Date: May 6, 2020

For more information, please contact Device Access’s team: info@deviceaccess.iges.com

Professor Timothy Briggs' report: "Operating theatres opportunities to reduce waiting lists from January 2019"  can be found here: https://improvement.nhs.uk/documents/3711/Theatre_productivity_report__Final.pdf