NHS Pathology Conference 2022

Back in 2017 NHS England announced that all acute hospital trusts in England would need to change how they work and collaborate to drive out unwarranted variation in pathology services.

Since then, we have seen the development of 29 pathology networks to help drive out unwarranted variation and spearhead the transformation of pathology services across the country. More recently, NHS England and Improvement have widened to use these networks as a key enabler of ambitions outlined in the Long-Term Plan.

To date, over 97% of all trusts are making progress towards networking their pathology services and the programme is on track to deliver the 29 pathology networks across England by the target date of 2021.

The Convenzis Virtual Pathology Transformation Conference aims to provide a timely platform for the NHS pathology community to meet up, share practical insights and listen to sector-leading professionals, with the ultimate aim of empowering pathology providers to keep a foot on the pedal of innovation and integration.

Working closely with national policymakers we have identified 5 key areas that our interactive series of virtual events will cover:

  • Pathology networks: review and best practice sharing
  • Networking and collaboration
  • Modernisation – Digitalisation
  • Standardising of coding
  • Governance

Analysis shows that the 105 hospitals in England which provide pathology services typically do 1.12 billion tests per year at a cost of £2.2 billion. The new pathology networks are expected to save the NHS at least £200 million pounds by 2020-2021.

Join us as we take a closer look at the current state of play across the UK pathology community and open the debate on the key issues facing the sector to date.

As with all Convenzis events, we are very proud to support the NHS and provide this exclusive virtual conference at no cost to the sector.

If you are a pathology expert or leader then you can register for free today.

Research sources for NHS Pathology Conference 2022: NHSE/I

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Who will Attend

  • CEO’s
  • Consultant Pathologists – across all specialities
  • CTO’s
  • Haematologists
  • Heads of IT
  • Heads of Pathology
  • Heads/Directors of Diagnostic Services
  • Heads/Directors of Pathology Services
  • Heads/Directors of Transformation
  • Heads/Managers of Laboratory Services
  • Histopathologists
  • Senior Pathologists

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The Agenda


UK Pathology: A national overview

Jane Mills
Head Of Pathology
NHS England & Improvement
This session will outline the key challenges facing the NHS pathology community and outline how NHSE/l will be supporting the sector on its journey to service redesign and transformation. **5 Minute Q&A included**


11:15 Case Study Exponential-e Limited (Confirmed) Speaker TBC The technology beating at the heart of your business is undoubtedly fuelling your growth and sustaining your competitive advantage. What you don’t need is the complexity that comes with multiple service providers, multiple and varying service levels and a provider who says no. At Exponential-e, we strive to constantly exceed expectations in innovation and service. And we rarely say no. **5 Minute Q&A included**


Integrated care model: Collaboration across Lancashire and South Cumbria

Mark Hindle
Managing Director
Lancashire & South Cumbria Pathology Collaboration
Four hospital trusts in Lancashire and South Cumbria are working together to improve these pathology services for patients. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, have been working on this project with staff and external partners. The project aims to provide a streamlined, sustainable service that is clinically and cost-effective. This session will focus on how pathology services are being implemented within the ICS and local providers and the outcomes for patients. **5 Minute Q&A included**


Case Study Chris Polley, Clinical Business Manager at Deciphex and Prof Runjan Chetty, Chief Medical Officer at Deciphex (Confirmed) ‘A Digital Future for Pathology Services; Leveraging Digital Pathology and AI to Drive Service Efficiency and Enhanced Patient Care’ **5 Minute Q&A included**


Greater Manchester’s Diagnostics Digital Enterprise Solution, and our journey to a Pathology Network

Chris Sleight
Greater Manchester Clinical Support Services Director – Chair of the Greater Manchester Imaging Network
Greater Manchester Provider Federation Board
The presentation describes the Greater Manchester journey to procuring a single instance Diagnostics Digital Enterprise Solution and the lessons learned from the experience. The presentation also focuses on how the success of this collaborative programme starting with PACS has grown to realise the beginning of our Digital Pathology solution and provided an enabler to mature the Greater Manchester Pathology Network **5 Minute Q&A included**


ACF Technologies

Simon Ronald
Director of Business Development, Healthcare (Europe)
ACF Technologies
Simon Ronald, Director of Business Development, Healthcare (Europe) at ACF Technologies (Confirmed) **5 Minute Q&A included**


Dr Yasmine Makhlouf
AI Scientist
Precision Medicine Centre - Queen's University Belfast
Dr Yasmine Makhlouf, AI scientist of Precision Medicine Centre- Queen’s University Belfast (Confirmed) Presenting information TBC **5 Minute Q&A included**


Case Study **5 Minute Q&A included**


Round up panel discussion

Saghar Missaghian-Cully (She/Her)
Managing Director
North West London Pathology
Jane Mills
Head Of Pathology
NHS England & Improvement
Mark Hindle
Managing Director
Lancashire & South Cumbria Pathology Collaboration
Round up panel discussion: • Saghar Missaghian-Cully, Managing Director of North West London Pathology (NWLP) (Invited) • Mark Hindle, Managing Director, Pathology Collaboration, Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Partnership • David Allen, Clinical Pathology Advanced Practitioner at NHS Tayside • Jane Mills, Head of Pathology Transformation, NHS England and Improvement, Confirmed


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