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Winter Seminar 2018 - Deal or No Deal - A Patient Future

Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM



Within the healthcare industry we are constantly faced with the challenge of change, and whether we see this as a burden or an opportunity to innovate has become much discussed.

The UK Healthcare system faces such challenge yet again; this time the reality of EU exit negotiations and new ministerial leadership have hit against the backdrop of ever-present funding and resourcing strain. And whilst our attention is focussed on the headline developments are we taking time to consider how this could impact on patients?

Leading voices from Commercial, Policy and Research expertise within the healthcare industry will present their views on the challenges and/or opportunities on the horizon for key areas within the NHS, before having an opportunity to debate the scale of impact this could have to our patient’s future healthcare experience. What areas could be most in need of action to maintain patient care, where are the opportunities to support innovation, and are we ready?

Held once again at the Royal College of General Practitioners, the venue will host attendees through expert speaker presentations, contribution and participation opportunities and a panel discussion to conclude. The meeting will then break for a more light-hearted Christmas lunch, after which attendees are free to depart or take advantage of the festive networking opportunities!



Registration & Coffee



Welcome & Introduction
Kate Stevens, BHBIA Board Director and Business Intelligence Analyst - KES Consultancy

An overview of the speakers and topics to be presented for the day in addition to setting out the day’s agenda



Brexit and The NHS (speaker TBC)

With the big exit looming close, and negotiations still underway, how will the politics of Brexit impact the UK Healthcare system? Which areas of the system could be most effected and how will this filter down across points of care? What obstacles and opportunities are on the horizon and how can Pharma support the system? 





Impact of Brexit on Access to Medicines - Angela McFarlane, Market Development Director & Brexit Taskforce Chair - IQVIA

How will the exit from the European Union effect the UK’s participation in, and access to clinical trials and research projects in the future? What will this mean for critical conditions and access to innovative medicines for patients in the years to come and how is the UK preparing?




Tea & Coffee Break 
Board members selling raffle tickets 


Borders, Customs and Supply Chain - David Butler FCIPS - Director at Compass Solutions

With changes to border controls and trade agreements on the horizon, how will Brexit effect the medicines supply chain between the UK and Europe? How could this impact patients at the point of care and what scenarios should we be planning for in the short to long term?




Panel Discussion

Attendees and speakers will have the opportunity to discuss the learnings of the day guided by the voting outputs of the morning.

The panel will be joined by Catherine Ayland, BHBIA Ethics Advisor, who will be able to answer your questions about the impact of Brexit upon data protection requirements.  Whilst UK data protection standards will remain the same after the UK leaves the EU if there is no Brexit agreement this will undoubtedly impact inter-country data protection issues.


Wrap Up
Kate Stevens, BHBIA Board Director and Business Intelligence Analyst - KES Consultancy
Closing summary and details of the remainder of the afternoon


Drinks Reception
Board members selling raffle tickets 



Christmas Lunch
followed by a Charity Raffle for the Carers Trust

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Delegate Fee (members only event):

'Early bird' delegate fees for bookings made on or before 9th November - £210 + VAT
Cancellation Policy for early bird bookings: full fee payable / no refunds given; however a substitute delegate can be accepted. (Our standard cancellation policy does not apply).

Delegate Fees for bookings made after 9th November - £295 + VAT
Cancellation Policy: standard cancellation policy applies, as stated on booking form

Please note any bookings made after 5pm on the 3rd December will not be listed in the onsite delegate list. 

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