Improving Health and Creating Wealth in the UK - November 12th - 2012-09-21
Clinical and Academic Partnerships: the Health and Wealth Challenge is a one-day conference at Manchester Central on November 12, 2012.
The conference follows progress since the publication of the reports from DH and BIS on NHS Innovation Health and Wealth and the UK Strategy for Life Sciences in December 2011. Almost a year on it will review progress and provide a platform for information and debate by national leaders about the future of joined-up practice between the NHS, biomedical/life science research and industry.
The conference is the first in the new MAHSC conference series. It brings together senior clinicians, academics, NHS executives, GPs, commissioners, industry leaders, and DH, BIS and Research Council representatives to debate and reach consensus on priorities and action for their delivery.
The Chair of the NHS Commissioning Board and Provost of UCL, Professor Malcolm Grant, Deputy NHS Chief Executive David Flory, MAHSC Director and Dean University of Manchester Professor Ian Jacobs, Deputy Chief Executive of NICE Gillian Leng, , NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh and the Director of the Northwest Institute for Bio-Health Informatics Professor Iain Buchan, headline the list of contributors in a full day of interactive sessions.
The conference will be followed by a series of workshops on specific topics on November 13, which are open to all participants.
Professor Ian Jacobs commented: “MAHSC has convened this exciting meeting with the aim of contributing to progress in both health and wealth for the UK at a time when both are badly needed. The DH and BIS reports last year provided a range of opportunities which we will explore. It is my hope that many senior academics, clinicians and managers from the NHS, higher education and industry will attend the meeting and contribute to the debate.