London, Friday 7 June

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HSJ Life Sciences Forum
Driving innovation and collaboration to deliver improved patient services and outcomes
BMA House, London
6 June 2018



Registration & Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Panel Session: Implementing the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

  • Join a debate to discuss the challenges around the implementation of the industrial strategy
  • What measures need to be put in place to ensure improved access and outcomes are prioritised
  • Examine how regulators such as NICE will have to adapt to ensure the future relationship between NHS and industry is more successful

Dr Nicole Mather, former Director, Office for Life Sciences
Steve Oldfield, Chief Commercial Officer, Department of Health and Social Care
Mike Thompson, Chief Executive, ABPI


Panel Session: Improving access – Breaking down the barriers to innovation and adoption

  • Hear what progress has been made since the Accelerated Access Review was published and what still needs to be done
  • Take the opportunity to raise issues with regulatory bodies to find solutions to ease the regulatory burden
  • Learn how risk sharing and data sharing arrangements have helped break down access barriers

Meindert Boysen, Programme Director, Technology Appraisals, NICE
Dr Ian Hudson, Chief Executive, MHRA
Divya Chadha Manek, Head of Business Development, NIHR Clinical Research Network
Bernard Quinn, Director of Improvement Programmes, NHS Improvement


Morning Refreshments & Networking


Discussion Group: RMOCs – Challenging the cost containment narrative

  • Take part in smaller debates to discuss how industry can support the efficiency agenda outlined by Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View
  • Learn what the four RMOCs are prioritising in terms of medicines optimisation and how this affects industry
  • Find out how the RMOCs are removing barriers to improve access to medicines as recommended in the Accelerated Access Review

Michele Cossey, Regional Chief Pharmacist (North), NHS England / NHS Improvement
Seamus O'Neill, Chief Executive, North East and Cumbria AHSN
Dr Mike Prentice, Regional Medical Director (North), NHS England

Nigel Acheson, Regional Medical Director (South), NHS England
Steve Brown, Regional Chief Pharmacist (South), NHS England 
Bill Gillespie, Chief Executive, Wessex AHSN

Vin Diwakar
, Regional Medical Director (London), NHS England
Jatinder Harchowal,
Chief Pharmacist, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Bill Rial, Interim Regional Chief Pharmacist (London), NHS England 


Networking Lunch


Keynote Session: Strengthening collaboration with NHS and industry
Ian Dodge, National Director – Strategy and Innovation, NHS England


Discussion Group: STPs, ICSs and Specialised Commissioning – Enabling NHS transformation at local and national level

  • Join smaller discussion groups where systems leaders from different regions offer deeper insight into their local plans
  • Learn from NHS England their ambitions for specialised commissioning and what this means for industry
  • Find out the longer term aims of population health plans by hearing from ICS and devolution areas

Ben Bridgewater, Chief Executive, Health Innovation Manchester
Clare Morgan, Programme Director, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw STP
Laura Norris,
Head of Strategy and Policy for Specialised Commissioning, NHS England
Ellen Rule, Director of Transformation and Service Redesign, Gloucestershire STP


Afternoon Refreshments & Networking


Panel Session: Making the case for innovation – Developing relationships and tailoring approaches through the AHSNs

  • Hear examples of how the AHSNs have aided collaboration between the NHS and industry
  • Find out what the NHS requires from industry and what type of innovation will be supported and encouraged
  • Get feedback by sense checking with an NHS audience if your plans will be welcomed

Bill Gillespie, Chief Executive, Wessex AHSN 
Richard Stubbs, Chief Executive, Yorkshire and Humber AHSN


Chair’s Closing Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

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