UK Innovation, EU Regulation And Digital Transformation Are Top Themes For Medtechs At NHS Expo 2018
NHS England chief Simon Stevens has a habit of stealing headlines in UK health-care circles, and his CAR-T cell therapy approval announcement did the trick at the NHS 2018 Innovation Expo. But medtech innovation schemes and furthering the UK digital agenda emerged as main talking points at the meeting.
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The UK continues to build its digital health-care infrastructure, as seen in last week’s government funding pledge for a new AI lab. But this is set against criticism of the lack of digital resources at health-care providers. As the ABHI’s newly appointed digital health lead, Andrew Davies says stakeholders first need to understand the scope and needs of digital health care, and then adopt a networked approach, with medtech playing a full part in the helping the system evolve appropriately.
UK junior health minister Lord O'Shaughnessy has impressed the UK medtech industry with his readiness to listen to its concerns and map out potential solutions on Brexit. His inclusive style could usefully be replicated across more medtech themes and by a wider circle of decision-makers, UK manufacturers believe.
The annual NHS Health & Care Innovation Expo struck positive notes for medtech and digital, and just for a change, the UK's health-care leaders could bask in the glow of an appreciative audience.