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Navigating the Complexities of Health Innovation Adoption


A collaboration between Health Innovation Yorkshire & Humber and the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), the event will bring together key stakeholders to advise SMEs and innovators on requirements for adoption, challenges, and changes to policy in three key areas:

  • Regulations
  • Procurement
  • Sustainability

Considerations to be taken throughout the innovation pipeline will be covered, from designing prototypes of ideas, through to manufacturing, testing in a clinical setting and selling to the NHS.


9.00 – 10.00 Registration and Networking


10.00 – 10.10 Welcome and overview of the Health Innovation Network

Dr Neville Young, Director of Enterprise and Innovation, Health Innovation Yorkshire & Humber

10.10 – 10.20 Overview of the ABHI

Richard Phillips, Executive Director, Policy and Partnerships, ABHI


10:20 – 11:30 Session one – Regulations

  • Phil Brown, Director, Regulatory & Compliance, ABHI
  • Fay McCracken, Associate Director – NICE Advice Services, NICE
  • Lindsay Georgopoulos, CEO, Medipex
  • Craig Mower, Project Manager, MedConnect North
  • Panel session
11:30 – 11:50 Tea break and networking
12:00 – 13:00 Session two – Procurement

  • Luella Trickett – Executive Director, Medical Devices, Value and Access, ABHI
  • Paul Ralston, Director of Commercial and Procurement, Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
  • Martin Pursey, Director of Partner Relationship Management, West Yorkshire ICB
  • Panel session


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and networking
14:00 – 15:15 Session three – Sustainability

  • Luella Trickett – Executive Director, Medical Devices, Value and Access, ABHI
  • Pete Waddingham, Net Zero Lead, HIN
  • Richard Shaw, Commercial and Sustainability Lead, Pd-m
  • Professor Matthew Taylor, Professor of Health Economics, YHEC
  • Panel session
15:15 – 15:30 Closing comments


15:30 Coffee available whilst networking


15:30 – 16:30 Networking and 1:1 sessions



Quebec Street


Date: 08 July

Time: 09:30 -16:00

Quebec Street, Leeds LS1 2HA, UK