Health and Care Innovation Expo 2015

Lancaster Health Hub – Driving Innovation in partnership with the NHS, Academia and Business

Dr Mandy Dixon and Laura Kornas, Senior Manager for Business Engagement in Health & Medicine and Lancaster Health Hub Manager respectively, exhibited the Lancaster Health Hub at the NHS England Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester on the 2nd and 3rd September 2015, representing the University and it’s nine Health Hub Partners:  Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, University of Cumbria, Better Care Together CCG, Lancashire North CCG and (South) Cumbria CCG, NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG and Healthwatch Lancashire.

Also representing the Hub and our partners at the two-day event were: Professor John Goodacre, Director of the Lancaster Health Hub; Glyn Jones, Innovation Programme Manager at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust; Dr Tony Naughton and Peter Tinson, Clinical Chief Officer and Chief Operating Officer respectively of Fylde and Wyre CCG; Mark Beresford, Project Manager (UK) of the Lancaster China Catalyst Programme; Nick King, Business Development Manager in Lancaster University’s School of Computing and Communications; Colin McLaughlin, Business Development Manager in Lancaster University's School of Computing and Communications; and Dr Karen Wright, Lecturer in Biomedical and Life Sciences.

The event was very well attended with some 5000 delegates, and allowed the Lancaster Health Hub, hosted in FHM, the opportunity to mix and network with senior leaders in the NHS and private sector.  Exhibitors ranged from SMEs to global corporations, each demonstrating their contribution and ideas for cutting-edge innovation within the world of health.  NHS England put together a short summary of the activity and announcements that happened across an action packed two days on Storify.

The Chief Exec of NHS England Simon Stevens, Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman, and NHS England’s Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh at the Expo, provided insight and thoughts about the importance of innovation in the NHS.

The Lancaster Health Hub’s twitter account @LHHub and #Expo15NHS was active all day.