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Why are we waiting? – Pressures facing the NHS

With so many patients left waiting for NHS care, what will the long-term impact be? How can Pharma and Medtech support the NHS with systematic challenges, like waiting? Where can industry work with the NHS to improve patient flow to get people appropriate treatment sooner and limit the harm caused by waiting?

On Thursday 17th November, Prof Phil Richardson (new Chief Innovation Officer, Mtech Access and until recently, Executive Director at NHS Dorset ICS) joins Tom Clarke (Director, Mtech Access) explored all this and more.

In this NHS Whispers webinar, we explore:

  • The pressures facing NHS systems and how this results in patients waiting
  • The long-term impact of this waiting; what it means for patients, their outcomes and treatment
  • What informs how NHS system leaders identify and approach these challenges
  • How health and care systems can make effective decisions in this climate
  • How Pharma and Medtech can support system leaders with these challenges

Prof Phil Richardson draws on his own extensive experience as a system leader in the NHS to explore how and where the NHS and industry can come together to overcome these pressures. We explore opportunities for change through four lenses:

  • Innovation
  • Digital
  • Transformation
  • Research

About our Speaker

Prof Phil Richardson joined Mtech Access in October, to help us explore these very issues and find new ways to drive greater partnership between the NHS and industry. Phil joins us direct from NHS Dorset where he was the ICS Executive Director responsible for the development of the Integrated Care System (ICS), commissioning, digital, innovation, research and system transformation.

In recent years, Phil has been an agent for change and innovation in system transformation initiatives across the NHS, including as:

  • A board member of Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN)
  • Chair of the Applied Research Collaborative
  • Chair of the system strategy and transformation group
  • The senior sponsor for digital transformation
  • The executive lead for the clinical group
  • Gold commander for the Covid-19 response
  • Executive lead for the develop of arts and culture in health, working as part of a national pilot

Listen to the podcast:

This episode is also available as a podcast. Listen below or search ‘Pharma Market Access Insights  – from Mtech Access’ on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

This webinar forms part of our monthly Whispers’ Words of Wisdom series, in which we have in-depth, comprehensive conversations with senior colleagues from the NHS. We explore what their immediate priorities are, what they see as the greatest challenges currently faced by the NHS, and how the NHS might respond to these challenges.

Our previous webinars are available on demand:

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