Safety and transparency in surgical innovation – can we do better?
3 November 2021 2.30-5pm
Do you oversee the introduction of new invasive and surgical procedures? If so join the AHSN Network for this event, illustrating areas in need of change.
Understanding how innovation in surgery and invasive procedures is critical for patient safety. Most innovative procedures are introduced without formal research evaluation. A recent Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review by Baroness Cumberlege, highlights the need for change.
This event will disseminate findings from the ‘INTRODUCE’ study which investigated how NHS organisations oversee the introduction of new invasive and surgical procedures. Experienced speakers will explain challenges and highlight areas in need of change. It will be an opportunity to meet others involved in innovation and those responsible for oversight and patient safety and to discuss key issues.
Welcome and introduction
Dr Anne Pullyblank, Medical Director, West of England AHSN and Consultant Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust
Innovation, optimism bias and reality – a case study
Dr Deborah Cohen, Health correspondent for BBC Newsnight and former investigations editor for The BMJ
NHS governance for innovative surgical procedures: an investigation into current practice, Results from the INTRODUCE study
Jane Blazeby, Professor of Surgery, University of Bristol
Safely introducing new procedures into practice – recommendations from NICE
Kevin Harris, Consultant Clinical Advisor and Programme Director for the interventional procedures, NICE
The Royal College of Surgeons of England: Research perspectives and the new Device Science and Registry Group
Peter Hutchinson, Royal College of Surgeons
Industry push and clinician pull
David Jayne, Clinical Director, NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative
How do we improve? Key issues to consider for safe innovation
Breakout group discussion – on the themes of safe innovation, how do hospitals improve processes, how do we define innovation, what should we be telling patients?
Feedback from discussion
Next steps for transparent surgical innovation
Dr Anne Pullyblank
Who should attend?
The event is suitable for clinicians, medical directors, and people with local and national responsibilities to create an NHS which fosters safe and transparent innovation.