Join us on the 2nd November at Hinxton Hall for an exploration of the ‘connected person’ and their connected environment

Fostering Health Innovation Part 1

Brought to you by The Healthcare Group

Healthcare professionals at the leading edge of patient care remain frustrated in the struggle to take innovation from concept to completion. The reality of developing useful health tools that improve patient life and deliver an improved health service is one of overcoming many challenging obstacles

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About the event

At this event, we have lined up an impressive line-up of leading clinicians to present and facilitate sessions focusing on three areas: Patient Safety, COPD and Diabetes, and Dementia. The aim is to identify how unmet clinical needs can be resolved by technology.


This inspiring and collaborative half-day event taking place in Cambridge will help the industry understand NHS needs and how technology in ‘real world’ scenarios can foster successful collaboration


Register now to secure your place for this exciting afternoon of practical insight and collaboration. 


Working together with our partners - the Eastern Academic Health Science Network and Health Enterprise East - we are bringing together an impressive line-up of prominent clinicians to lead three key sessions focusing on: Patient Safety, COPD and Diabetes, and Dementia. The aim is to explore and debate how impending clinical needs can be resolved by technology.


Each speaker will present an innovative idea and explain the clinical need and benefit.  Groups will then provide feedback to each speaker with the goal of creating a strategy for the realisation of the idea and to encourage cross discipline innovation.

This event is FREE to members of Cambridge Wireless and people working in the NHS or CUHP. Tickets for non-members are £180 plus VAT. To join Cambridge Wireless as a member and attend future events for free, please visit:

Limited FREE places for non-members: We are keen to engage with, and foster the next generation of technologists so we have limited FREE delegate places at our events for non-members who are under 30. If you would like to register for one of these places, please register as a non-member and under job title please list your date of birth. We will then confirm if you have received a place within one week of the event.


We have limited sponsorship opportunities available for this popular event so if you are interested in maximising your organisation’s profile, please contact for further information.


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Hosted by Philips Research Laboratories

Philips Research is one of the world's largest corporate research organizations.

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Partnered with EAHSN

Our purpose at Eastern AHSN is to turn great ideas into positive health impact.

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Supported by Health Enterprise East

Health Enterprise East (HEE) is a leading NHS Innovation and Technology Consultancy based in Cambridge.

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Registration & Networking over Refreshments (please note that lunch is not provided)


Introduction to the Cambridge Wireless Healthcare SIG by Peter Ferguson of Accenture


Welcome from the host Rob Blake, Senior Scientist, Philips Research Laboratories


Welcome from our partner Karen Livingstone, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Industry Engagement, EAHSN


Welcome from our partner Sue Watson, Head of MedTech Services, Health Enterprise East


Respiratory EAHSN Current Projects and Future Wish List Innovations; Professor Thida Win, Consultant Respiratory and General Medicine Physician, Lister Hospital, Stevenage

Professor Win discusses current projects and how technology and innovations can be of great value and use for respiratory community in the future.




Fostering Clinical Innovation in the NHS - Is the National Model Broken? Dr Peter Young, MD, Consultant in Critical Care, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn

The British are known for inventiveness yet the Americans make innovative ideas a reality. Innovators by necessity must be free thinkers and risk takers and to be effective must be released from the conservatism which embroils the activity of large institutions like the NHS. This talk examines a successful innovation model pioneered at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with reference to a number of innovations.




Developing Assistive Technology for People with Dementia: Do Nothing For Me Without Me; Dr Willie Cruickshank, Director Norfolk & Suffolk Dementia Alliance

Dr Cruickshank explores the ethical debate over the use of assistive technologies for people with dementia and the impact on its rate of adoption and growth. There is evidence that assistive technologies that facilitate and support formal care at home, show potential to support people with dementia to stay in their own home (substituting expensive professional care services). However, some people caution that some assistive technology that substitutes human contact can unfortunately promote the adverse effects of further isolation of people already excluded from social interaction. Furthermore, some technologies such as surveillance and monitoring can be seen by some as a source of potential intrusiveness, a threat to autonomy and even a breach of human rights. Often technologies have been designed without input from users and reflect the perceived needs of service providers rather than patients and their carers. Whether it’s developing services, support solutions or assistive technology, people with dementia and their carers must be empowered to contribute to the process.




Refreshment Break & Networking


Introduction to Group Sessions by Rob Blake of Philips Research


Group Session A- Clinical One, Clinical Two, Clinical Three


Change Group Sessions


Group Session B- Clinical One, Clinical Two, Clinical Three


Comfort Break & Networking


Group Reports from the Facilitators and Open Discussions


Closing Remarks from Karen Livingstone of EAHSN


Fill in Evaluation Forms and Event Closes


Willie Cruickshank - Director, Norfolk & Suffolk HIEC

Peter Young - Queen Elisabeth Hospital

SIG Champions

Peter Ferguson - Director for Healthcare Technologies, Arm

Peter is director for healthcare technologies at Arm and has been actively involved in the delivery of mobile and healthcare solutions since starting his Medical Electronics PhD in 1994. Based in Cambridge, UK, Peter is responsible for driving Arm's health strategies in Medical Sensors and Genomics. His remit is helping the healthcare industry to utilize Arm's high efficiency technology in developing new products and services. Peter has more than 20 years' experience working in the healthcare, mobile tech and pharmaceutical technology market and has been instrumental in delivering innovative mobile health solutions including wearable ECG, Mobile Devices, Adverse Event Systems and Portal Hospital solutions in the UK and China.

Siddhi Trivedi - Founder, Beyond Identity

Siddhi’s ambition is to build an inclusive community with a focus on social innovation through the intersection between emerging technologies and creative minds.

Siddhi specialises in strategic, operational and technology-enabled business transformation. She founded Beyond Identity, to implement digital tools through the application of IOT, AI and blockchain enabled solutions. She has deep insight into developing apps and platforms, and regularly speaks about innovations within the healthcare sector at international conferences. Since the advent of COVID-19, she has been working with medical clinicians within Oxfordshire to develop an app to empower patients to manage their health.

She is a healthcare SIG champion for Cambridge Wireless and a lead organiser for Tech London Advocates Blockchain Group a think tank and repository for knowledge sharing and to position London as a global leader in blockchain advocacy.

As a champion for women and girls in tech, Siddhi founded project BIBA, a platform designed to connect girls and women with live projects with tech companies who are keen to bridge the gender gap in their organisations. This project has been supported and born out London Tech week in September 2020 and will officially launch at London Tech Week in September 2021.

Paul Winter - Senior RF Consultant, TTP plc

Paul Winter is a programme manager and RF engineer in the Communications and Wireless group at TTP. He has led numerous projects in commercial, industrial and healthcare sectors developing connected devices and precision instrumentation. Paul has a heritage in developing products integrating multiple wireless standards including GPS, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and proprietary ISM band radios, deployed within multi-sensor systems for in-home and on-body applications, often coupled to 'Cloud' based analysis and visualisation services. In healthcare Paul has applied aspects of wireless, antennas and electronics to a number of medical devices including inhalers, glucose testing and point of care diagnostic instruments. Paul has also led several incubation projects for TTP's Carbon Trust Incubator, covering a wide range of cutting edge technologies. Paul joined TTP in 2006; prior to this he worked as a radio engineer for Global Communications developing high volume consumer in-home satellite and digital TV distribution equipment, as well as portable equipment for the 'on-location' broadcasting industry. Paul has a Masters degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Royal Academy of Engineering and is a Charted Engineer.

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Philips Research Laboratories, 101 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0FY

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