Latest events

Whilst we are unable to run face to face events due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are looking at what can be delivered virtually.

Under normal circumstances we run a series of events, often in partnership, to support innovators, health providers and patients turn great ideas into positive health impact.

For example if you are looking to develop and commercialise your innovations, our insight to impact workshops, clinical innovator or scale-up academy events are a great opportunity to meet peers, hear from experts, debate key topics and access 1:1 support to develop your idea. The MedTechBOOST programme we initiated in 2019 brings together researchers, academics, entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups to develop, validate and design solutions to some of the biggest health challenges. The topic in 2019 was mental health and healthy ageing and we are looking forward to running this event again in 2020 when restrictions are eased.

We also convene senior leaders and industry experts at our regional leaders innovation forums to discuss, debate and make connections to help solve some of the biggest issues faced in health and care.

Our innovation exchange events are designed to match innovators with local healthcare providers around specific challenges and our medical directors masterclasses bring together senior clinicians from trusts across our region to share best practice and learn about innovation in our region.

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11-12 March: Bridging the Gap

Whether you’re an SME (clinical or non-clinical entrepreneur) new to the NHS or an established innovator in a large global health tech company, The AHSN Network’s Bridging the Gap online event could provide you with the insights and guidance you need.

The Bridging the Gap online event is being delivered by The AHSN Network in partnership with the Accelerated Access Collaborative and the Office for Life Sciences.

25 March: Insights to Impact masterclass – NHS MedTech reimbursement

The NHS Long-term Plan promises to accelerate the uptake and spread of proven and affordable innovations. The routes to commissioning are, however, complex and highly variable so understanding what options are available to you early  will enable you to most effectively present your medical technology to the NHS.

26 March: Insights to Impact masterclass – NHS digital remimbursement

Digital technologies such as telehealth, digital platforms and self-care apps have the potential to transform the way people engage in and control their own healthcare, empowering them to manage it in a way that is right for them. However, reimbursement is one of the key barriers for the adoption and wide dissemination of health apps.


1 April: Insights to Impact masterclass – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

NICE has completed its first assessment using its digital health technologies guidance development standards. The standards are part of a process for new technologies to evaluate if they are clinically effective and offer economic value. This event will discuss the NICE methods of health technology evaluation (consultation published on the 4th February 2021).

  • Understand how the standards make it easier for innovators and commissioners to interpret what good levels of evidence for digital healthcare technologies look like.
  • Understand how NICE evaluates technologies to see whether they meet the needs of the health and care system, patients, and users.
  • Understand how NICE collaborates with other regulators.
  • Understand routes to engagement with NICE.

Event calendar