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Medical Technology Awareness Week 2022

Our flagship event Medical Technology Awareness Week takes place from 5th December to 11th December 2022, led by a reception on the House of Commons Terrace bringing together leading political and NHS influencers in the space of NHS technology and innovation.

This year’s theme Futureproofing the NHS: Tackling the challenges of today and tomorrow demonstrated the latest technology being used to tackle the backlog, create a more cost-effective NHS and facilitate a future model of care.

Rachael Maskell, MP, Member of the Health and Social Care Committee, and Mary Glindon, MP, hosted the reception.

Speakers were:

  • Mark Chapman, Interim Director of Medical Technology and Digital Evaluation, NICE
  • David Lawson, Director of the Medical Technologies Directorate at the Department for Health and Social Care
  • Simon Bolton, CEO of NHS Digital
  • Dr Vin Diwakar, Medical Director for Secondary Care and Transformation at NHS England
  • Dave Bracher, Patient representative
  • Mick Crozier, Patient representative

The focus for 2022:

The key topics for this year’s event are:

  • Long Term Conditions – Meeting the needs of patients with long-term conditions by delivering treatments that support a better quality of life
  • Surgical Waiting Times – Reducing surgical waiting times by streamling pathways, and delivering the right care for patients at the right time
  • Workforce Crisis – Supporting the NHS in creating an effective, efficient and sustainable workforce

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