We are on the cusp of a significant period in the history of the NHS. Well documented demographic and lifestyle pressures, combined with sustained financial pressure, strongly indicate that 2015/16 will be a financial crunch point for the NHS. And, with an election looming, the NHS is a critical area that politicians will contest over.
This year the ABHI UK Market Conference will focus on two key elements: the political environment and how the NHS will respond to the financial challenges it faces. The Conference will provide insight into the changing environment in which the medical technology industry works at what is a crucial point in the development of UK healthcare.
Key issues on the agenda
The ABHI Uk Market conference will explore:
1. The political perspective on health and industrial growth policies
2. Funding, a key issue at the heart of the health debate
3. Innovation, how the NHS can stimulate investment and growth.
Confirmed Speakers include:
The Rt Hon. Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE
Shadow Health Minister and Labour's Deputy Leader in the Lords
The Rt Hon. Stephen Dorrell MP
Conservative MP for Charnwood
and Former Chair of Health Select Committee
Former Chief Political Correspondent, The Independent
Director of Policy, The King's Fund
Director, Office for Life Sciences, BIS
National Director for the Small Business Research Initiative - SBRI Healthcare