Health Tech Conference

Date: Thursday 2nd December 2021
Time: 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Location: No. 1 Circle Square, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED
Cost: £See Below
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The past 18 months has thrown everything we know up into the air and amongst the chaos lots of questions have been raised about how healthcare is delivered. Now, as we begin to see how the dust will settle, there is an incredible opportunity to do some things very differently.

At the pro-manchester Health Tech Conference we will explore how the healthcare sector, its staff and users have adapted and a new normal has emerged. We will also look at what innovative ideas have been developed and what kind of a difference are they going to make to the future of healthcare delivery in the UK. We will be exploring the changes in legislation, operating methods and culture and how all these things are driving a fundamental shift in our healthcare system for good.

Join us in the live event or watch online.  This hybrid event will comprise a range of keynotes, demos and panel discussions.


08:30 – 09.00 – Breakfast / networking

Creating and supporting the environment for HealthTech innovation in Greater Manchester 

09.00 – 09.05   Welcome from Charlotte Lewis, pro-manchester Health Tech committee chair

09.05 – 09.20  The Health and Care Bill – a brief overview

09.20 – 09.50 Panel – What does the Bill mean for Greater Manchester and the GM Digital Health strategy?

09.50 - 10.10 techUK’s 10 Point Plan for HealthTech

10.10 – 10.40   Panel – Supporting HealthTech innovation in Greater Manchester  

10.40 – 11.00   Break / networking

How HealthTech has given rise to innovation in the health and care sector

11.00  Welcome back from Charlotte Lewis

11.00 – 11.30  Panel - Digitising health information to support integration

11.30 – 11.45 – Demo 1 – Innovus

11.45 – 12.00 – Demo 2 – UCLan

12.00 – 12.25  Panel – How can HealthTech support the workforce crisis?

12.25 – 12.55 Panel – The future is collaboration – how public and private organisations are working together to develop HealthTech solutions

12.55 – 13.00   Close by Charlotte Lewis

13.00 onwards  Lunch / networking


Sponsorship opportunities are available from just £995 +VAT. Please email Oliver Galvin-Jones for further information, or download our sponsorship brochure here.

Ticket prices (exc. VAT)

Live Event - Member £60, Non-Member £75

Virtual Ticket - Member £30, Non-Member £50

We are delighted to be able to offer NHS employees free tickets to this event - just book on using your NHS email address.

About the Speakers:

Charlotte Lewis Senior Associate – Commercial Health - Mills & Reeve LLP

Charlotte is a specialist commercial health lawyer at Mills & Reeve. She advises public and private healthcare organisations on a wide range of commercial and corporate matters including corporate/contractual structures, new care models and transformational programmes, as well as general commercial enquiries. She also has a particular interest in health tech and enjoys working with technology and digital companies operating in the sector.

Chair of pro-manchester’s healthcare committee, she is passionate about innovation and transformation within the sector. She loves to work with clients who are looking to break into new areas or do things differently.

Henry Rex Associate Director, Public Sector - techUK

Henry is Associate Director for Government and Health at techUK. responsible for our Central Government Programme, Public Services Board, and Health & Social Care Programme.

He is responsible for managing strategic relationships across Whitehall and the NHS, working with individual departments and cross-cutting Government functions to promote better engagement between the public sector and the tech industry.

Henry originally joined techUK in February 2016 as the Programme Manager for Justice and Emergency Services. Prior to joining techUK he worked as the Policy and Communications Officer in the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge. In this role he ran programmes to enhance knowledge exchange between academia and government, with a particular focus on issues of national security, law enforcement and defence. Henry was also responsible for advising on CSaP’s communications strategy.

He holds an MA(Hons) in Classics from the University of St Andrews. After graduating he worked in a west London law firm, followed by a spell in the House of Commons, before taking up his position at CSaP.

Sally Rennison Vice President of Sales - Patient Knows Best

Sally Rennison is the VP of Business Development for Patients Know Best. Sally joined PKB in 2016 after working for an EPR provider for several years. Previously, Sally managed the transition of customers through the end of the National Programme for IT on to local contracts. As someone who passionately believed in and recognised the value and the importance of acknowledging the patient as part of the provision of healthcare and the role of digital technology, Sally came to PKB to pursue this vision of empowering patients to know best.

Dr Abhi Jones Phase 2 Evidence Informed Practice of Medicine Theme Lead, Clinical Lead for Interprofessional Education - UCLan

Abhi is a GP with a keen interest in medical education, who has been teaching undergrateduates and postgraduate students since qualifying as a doctor in 2008 from Manchester Medical School. Abhi started as Clinical Lead for Interprofessional Education in 2017 and has led on a number of collaborative events between faculties. Abhi is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

As Phase 2 Theme Lead for Evidence Informed Practice of Medicine, Abhi is a module leader and responsible for Years 3 & 4 of the MBBS course which incorporates psychology, sociology and public health on to theory learnt in Phase 1. Abhi started this role in 2019 and is also Clinical Lead for Interprofessional Education (IPE) since 2017. In this role, Abhi is responsible for the design and delivery of IPE through Years 1-5 of the MBBS course.

Prior to joining UCLan, Abhi qualified as a doctor in 2008 from University of Manchester. After completing her postgraduate foundation training at East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, she trained to be a GP and qualified in 2014. Working as a GP in the local area, Abhi continued to teach undergraduates for local medical schools, as well as designing teaching programmes for Physician Associates course for UCLan.

Dr Elliot Street co-founder and CEO - Inovus Medical

Dr Elliot Street is the co-founder and CEO of Inovus Medical, a multi award winning designer and manufacturer of surgical training technology. Elliot started Inovus from his student bedroom during his final year at Manchester Medical School with the aim to democratise access to affordable, accessible and functional surgical training. Elliot and his co-founder Jordan decided that vertical integration of manufacturing, design and sales would be the best way to build a sustainable business from the ground up. Since its launch in 2012 the company has grown its base in St Helens to include a wide armamentarium of manufacturing techniques including production level 3D printing, raised over £2.5 million in outside capital and sold products in over 70% of NHS Trusts and 70 countries worldwide. Alongside his role as CEO of the business, Elliot is an active member of NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur Programme and a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni.

Melissa Morris CEO and Founder - Lantum

Melissa Morris is the CEO and Founder of Lantum. Lantum is a transformative workforce scheduling, engagement and payments platform loved used by over 3,000 Primary, Acute and Community providers in England. Lantum is the leading workforce management platform in Primary Care with one in two Primary Care organisations having used it over the past 18 months. Melissa is a fellow on the NHS Innovation Accelerator. She previously worked in the Strategy Directorate at NHS London, and prior to that, was a management consultant at Mckinsey & Co, where she focused on transformation projects within healthcare . Melissa is passionate about large scale transformation through technology and workforce engagement.

Alison Maughan Life Sciences Investment Manager - Deepbridge Capital

Alison is as Investment Manager in the Life Sciences investment team at Deepbridge Capital.  With a BA in Biological Sciences from University of Oxford, Alison works with prospective and existing life sciences portfolio companies as part of the Deepbridge EIS and SEIS propositions, including digital health, medtech, biotech and pharma scale-ups.

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