Dr John Sandham FIHEEM MIET
Chairman - www.ebme.co.uk
John has been working in the field of Healthcare Technology Management for over 25 years. He has been chairman of the medical devices website www.ebme.co.uk since 1999. John has spoken on radio and appeared on television representing the Healthcare Technology viewpoint and acting as an expert in his field. He has had over 130 educational articles published in Journals including the Open University Science review, Engineering Technology Journal (IET), The Clinical Services Journal (CSJ) plus various other newspapers, procurement and scientific publications and the EBME website; www.ebme.co.uk.
He is keen to share his knowledge and raise the profile of Healthcare Technology Management. John is also CEO of TBS GB, delivering Healthcare Technology Management services. He is a recognised expert in this field and regularly takes part in Healthcare policy project meetings at Westminster. He has been instrumental in changing the device management processes of many NHS Trusts and has a proven track record in delivering safe recurrent cost saving improvements that aid regulatory compliance. His knowledge of Healthcare Technology includes Biomedical, Diagnostic-Imaging and Pathology. He believes in sharing best practice and is a respected professional in his field.
Dr Scott Brown
Capital Investment Manager, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust Scott has worked in the healthcare sector for 25 years. A registered clinical scientist with HCPC, he has a PhD in risk management and a background in engineering and science. A Chartered engineer and Chartered scientist he has extensive experience of risk management, assurance, governance and project management. He previously sat on a number of IPEM committees including Council, EGB and the CESIG during which he was an author and editor of Report 97. He has published widely on risk management including contributing to three books. Recently he has become interested in Lean service improvement and been involved in a number of projects around cancer patient pathways and health records.
In 2014 he established Health Tech Solutions Ltd to offering consultancy services to the healthcare sector in risk management, replacement planning and lean service improvement and training.
John has a degree in International Marketing and speaks fluent French and German. He has extensive experience in the international medical technology arena, having held senior positions in a number of major healthcare corporations.
John’s career started in marketing with the then Howmedica Division of Pfizer and then Smith & Nephew as European Marketing Manager. This was followed by 8 years as European Marketing Manager with one of the Johnson & Johnson companies and then leadership of the London International Group’s Surgical Glove business throughout Europe.
Before joining OBS Medical in June 2014 as Global Sales and Marketing Director, John held a number of leadership positions in the EMEA Division of Welch Allyn, Inc.
Lead Medical Equipment Trainer, Eastwood Park
With 40 years’ experience as a Systems Engineer of which, over 35 years’ relate to the field of Medical Equipment, Andy brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to the arena of medical equipment engineering and training.
Having spent 25 years in the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME) Armed Forces, Andy worked in a variety of training and operational environments both in the UK and abroad. Following his time within the services, his roles in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors have been broad, including change management, project management, leadership development and training, as well as continuing to develop and design training packages in medical equipment and the delivery of Eastwood Park’s bio medical courses portfolio.
These days when not developing or delivering medical equipment training he can be found happily “hacking” round a golf course or two.
Emeritus Professor of Health Policy at Imperial College London.
He is a health economist who first carried out research on NHS funding in the 1980’s for the York Reports sponsored by the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Nursing and the Institute for Health Services Management. Formerly a Non-Executive Director of Richmond and Twickenham Primary Care Trust (2001-2007).
Nick was a member of the Department of Health Advisory Group on a Reform Cancer Strategy. He was an Advisor on public expenditure to the UK Commons Health Committee 2001-10. Nick is a sought after speaker and contributor to the leading journals and industry press. His publications include: Bosanquet, N. and Sikora, K. The Economics of Cancer Care (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and Bosanquet, N. and Leese, B. Family Doctors and Economic Incentives (Gower, 1989). Nick developed a report on forecasts of NHS funding, "The NHS in 2010: Reform or Bust".
• Advisor to World Health Organisation
• Special Advisor on public expenditure to the UK House of Commons - Health Committee (2001-10)
• Member of Advisory Board on Cancer Strategy UK (2007-8)
• Chairman of Cancer Strategy UK Costs and Benefits Working Group
• Non-executive Director of PCT in West London
• Assignments on development and funding of Disease Management Programmes for leading companies including Astra Zeneca and GSK
• Advisor to NHS Agencies
Marketing Director, Xograph Group
Born into a family steeped in X-ray, resistance was futile and in 1981 Neil qualified as a Diagnostic Radiographer. He worked in a busy imaging department in the South West of England before moving to the Middle East where he took up post in a radiology department specialising in Computed Tomography (CT).
On his return to the UK in 1987 Neil joined Xograph Healthcare, part of the Xograph Group of companies, where he helped expand and support the development of the company's imaging equipment range overseeing the introduction of new imaging modalities such as direct digital radiography (DR) which has had a significant impact on healthcare.
Neil has travelled extensively and has appeared in documentaries on ancient Egypt and mummy forensics and was involved in a 2003 expedition to open up a new tomb in the Valley of the Kings and image the mummified bodies underground. He has also been called upon to provide X-ray imaging for the home office.
Neil now heads up the Marketing Department at Xograph.
Director Intl. Sales/Service, Prescott’s Inc.
Kevin has spent 13 years in surgical microscope field. His career has spanned being a direct representative, managing the Western USA, and currently is Director of Intl. Sales/Service. Kevin is passionate about using his expertise to provide solutions to surgeons, clinical engineers, and administrators.
Kevin has experience with all surgical microscopes with a focus on Zeiss, Leica, and Moller. Currently he has expanded the reach of Prescott’s and created a UK subsidiary to expand the business model internationally. With the unique perspective of having serviced and sold multiple OEM products over time he is in a unique position to offer a comprehensive, historical, and clinical view of surgical microscopy. He is committed to bringing understanding of these often complex devices to all persons responsible for use or support of these capital assets.
With more than 20 years experience of the medical industry, from both the sales and marketing side I have developed an extensive knowledge of the cardiology and hypertension markets both in the UK and the wider EMEA region. Recently I have become more involved with connected healthcare solutions, which seem to me to be the future for healthcare. Despite the years I have been in these markets I still find them dynamic and interesting with a new challenge every day. I like to think of myself as focused and creative in my thinking and being extensively travelled - capable of adapting to my surroundings and other cultures. If I had to pick my number one skill it would be to be able to read and be empathetic with people.