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The National Biomedical & Clinical Engineering Conference 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the National Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Conference on 12th October 2017. We were thrilled to bring you a highly topical programme that covered strategic direction, governance policy, medical device management and medical devices, all within the theme of ‘Patient Safety and the Biomed Purpose 20 Years On: The Purpose of 21st Century Biomeds’.

“It has been stimulating, as chair, to see how the Biomed Conference has grown over the years and the fact it is viewed by the delegates and speakers as a major focal point in the Biomed calendar. To have reached its 20th year is a great achievement and we must applaud Philips continued commitment.”

- Professor Michael Deighan, Conference Chair

We had some great speakers this year, discussing a variety of interesting topics

David Cockayne
CEO, Good Governance Institute and
Managing Partner, Thevaluecircle

“Unaligned Culture of Safety in the NHS: Healthcare Dilemma”

Ken Munro
Security Consultant, Pen Test Partners

“Ethical Hackers: Networked Medical Devices”

Professor David Keating
Scientific Director, Department of Clinical Physics and Bio-engineering, NHS GG&C

“Future Medical Device Technology”

Andrea Fottrell
Principal Clinical Engineering Technician, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

“Future Workforce – Gender Balance”

Keith Conradi
Chief Investigator, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB)

“Introduction to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch”

The Good Practice Award

Dr. Manjit Obhrai introduced the brand new Good Practice Award, which is designed to motivate and recognise outstanding contributions and good practice within the biomedical community

Professor Michael Deighan, Biomed Conference Chair

Michael is Heritage Chair for the Good Governance Institute. He is the Ambassador for the British Liver Trust and Chair of the Scottish Board. He Chairs and advises Boards in the Public, Private and Arts sectors.

David Sutton, Biomed conference Vice-Chair, President of the Paisley Art Institute

David joined the NHS in 1971 at Southern General Hospital in Scotland, and progressed all the way up to Principal Medical Technical Officer covering two major hospitals and retired as Head of Service, Medical Equipment Management, for NHSGGC. He is currently President of the Paisley Art Institute. David joined the steering committee in 2004 where he now sits as Vice-Chair to Michael Deighan.

Manjit Obhrai, Former Medical Director, Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and Associate Postgraduate Dean, Health Education West Midlands

Since leaving the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Manjit is working as an Associate Postgraduate Dean at Health Education West Midlands in their professional support unit supporting doctors in difficulty. In addition to this he has also taken on a role to deliver revalidation for doctors in training.

Ted Mullen, Head of Service for Medical Equipment Management, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Ted has worked in Medical Equipment Management for 34 years, working in major teaching and district general hospitals around the Glasgow and Clyde region, broken only by a year in St Mary’s Hospital, Portsmouth in the late 1980’s.

Jill Grey,Team Leader in Clinical Engineering, Cardiff

Jill is part of the NHS in the Clinical Engineering Department at the University Hospital of Wales as an electronics technician. She has been in the department for the last 29 years, working through the ranks to her current post.

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