Dr John Sandham CEng – EBME Chairman
John has been chairman of EBME (www.ebme.co.uk) since 1999. He is recognised as an expert in his field of healthcare technology management. John is a senior research fellow at Middlesex University. He has been instrumental in changing device management policies and processes at many NHS and private healthcare organisations and has a proven track record in delivering improvements that advance regulatory compliance and patient care. His many years of equipment management and maintenance experience includes: biomedical, diagnostic imaging, endoscopy and pathology. John has in excess of 250 published educational articles. He has been published in the Open University Science review, Engineering Technology Journal (IET), Clinical Services Journal, plus various other newspapers, procurement and scientific publications, and the EBME website www.ebme.co.uk. John is keen to share his knowledge and raise the profile of Medical Engineering.
David Mulvey – Deputy Chairman
David’s Medical Engineering experience goes back 35 years. Working in the commercial sector with S&W, Vickers Medical and his own company Artemis Medical Ltd, David held roles of Senior Engineer, Technical Training Manager and Technical Director. Having a passion to help Biomedical Engineers develop their skill and knowledge in such areas as Anaesthesia, Cardiology, Neonatology and Ventilation, David has run countless training courses and seminars. His training has gained a worthy reputation for a quality and practical approach to many complex clinical engineering subjects. The past 9 years David has worked within the NHS as both Technical Trainer and Technical Support Engineer. He has broadened his engineering experience with roles in Pathology and Imaging (MR, CT and X-Ray) and provided close support to the clinicians in these areas. Throughout his career David has sought to ensure that equipment and support are provided at the best possible value for money. Working with suppliers in recent years he has striven to ensure that the best services are delivered at the lowest costs. Knowing as he does how companies price equipment and service provision, David has often been said to be “Poacher come Game Keeper”. In today’s NHS controlling costs and ensuring quality are one of most import roles of every Biomedical Engineer and David has been at the forefront of sharing his experience in this area.
Martin Worcester has been a Director of the Amalthea Trust since September 2015.
He is responsible directly to the Board of Trustees for fund raising to support their current programmes in Uganda and Ethiopia, and for developing new partnerships in order to move forward our work of developing and supporting the training of Bio-medical engineers in Sub-Saharan Africa, and elsewhere.
His previous work involved teaching geography at the British School in the Netherlands, and country director in Zimbabwe, for Restless Development, organizing and developing youth focussed HIV prevention programs.
Jacques CHARLIER graduated in general engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France), received his Msc in Bio‐engineering from Penn State University (USA), his PhD and Habitation for Directing Research from Lille University (France). From 1978 until 1999, he was part of INSERM (French National Institute of Medical Research) where he became director of research, heading a research group on techniques for the clinical assessment of visual functions.
From 1984 to 1986, he was on leave from INSERM and was responsible within the ESSILOR group for the development of new instruments for ophthalmologists. In 1987, he started the Metrovision company which has become a major manufacturer of diagnosis equipment for ophthalmologists. He is now CEO of that company. In parallel, he is involved in teaching graduate courses in biomedical engineering and clinical vision evaluation techniques at universities of Paris, Lille, St Etienne. He is also directing PhD thesis in biomedical engineering at Lille and Compiègne Universities. He is a member of ARVO, IPS, ISCEV, SEVE and is giving regularly presentations at their annual meetings.
Dr Andrew Nyman
Andrew is Medical Information Officer at Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Hospital.
Experienced Paediatric Critical Care Consultant at Evelina London Children’s Hospital with a demonstrated history of delivering excellence in the hospital & health care industry.
Expert in paediatric bronchoscopy, airway management, ECMO, Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), Education Software, Software Development, and Healthcare. Graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand (RSA) and specialised in Oxford, London and Melbourne.
Emma Burgess Bsc (Hons), MSc.
Medical Imaging Ultrasound Regional Account Manager – North England & Scotland. With a successful career in sonography and medical imaging spanning 15 years, Emma’s interests lie primarily in advances in technological innovation, ultrasound instrumentation & Women’s Health; and how these developments lead to improvements in service delivery and the patient experience.
As well as being an experienced NHS Sonographer, Emma previously held the position of Specialist Advisor for Diagnostic Imaging with the Care Quality Commission, providing comprehensive specialist advice and recommendations for CQC regulatory inspections and investigations.
John Manchester Bsc, Pgc.
UK MRI Business Development Manager. With over 15 years’ experience in Radiography and as an NHS MRI Superintendent, John’s passion are encompassed by providing patients with efficient access to imaging and reducing waiting times - whilst maintaining a watchful eye for alternative MRI technologies in order to deliver paramount patient care.
Whilst in post within the NHS, John was responsible for the implementation of the first NHS weight bearing MRI service in Wales, leading to markedly improved service capacity and patient care.
Jannik Jensen is International Sales Manager at Medclair.
He qualified as an Intensive Care Nurse in 1998 from the Nursing School at the University Hospital of Copenhagen in Denmark and spent 10 years in intensive care nursing.
He then embarked on a career in medical gas, leading the nitrous oxide programs in Scandinavia for a global gas company for 13 years. He has represented Medclair since March 2021, working with healthcare systems around the world to reduce their carbon footprint.
Gavin Dummett is the senior product manager for Huntleigh Healthcare Ltd, responsible for the overall product management of the patient monitoring business unit including new and existing developments. Gavin has spent 17 years with Huntleigh and within that time he has held several roles, including 12 years as a senior systems support engineer within the company’s service department. His primary roles within the department where software support and installation, field servicing, repairs, technical training and document writing.
Gavin’s background is in electronics and manufacturing, he studied at the University of Glamorgan, South Wales and completed an apprenticeship with Hitachi Ltd.
With over 30 years working in healthcare primarily in marketing roles. Mark has experience in a number of different therapy and device sectors with a focus on Medical Nutrition and Infusion Therapy.
His roles have involved new product development and launches as well as portfolio management optimisation and business turnarounds. He has also worked with MedTech Europe regarding patient safety and currently chairs the Medical Marketing Group of the CIM.
He has worked for a number of companies including Fresenius Kabi, Hospira, Novartis Medical Nutrition, Covidien and BD before setting up his own consultancy in 2017.
Nana leads the medical devices workstream at the Cleveland Clinic London. She is responsible for developing strategy and managing the medical equipment activation program. She also acts as the Medical Device Safety Officer and has operational responsibility for the onsite based third party biomedical engineering services provider. Nana has spent the last 13 years working in various clinical engineering roles, both patient and non-patient-facing roles. As she has progressed, her experience spans business processes and workflow implementation, capital equipment procurement, healthcare technology systems implementation and management, training and medical device integration.
Nana is a UK State registered clinical scientist specialising in device risk management, and Governance is currently pursuing Professional Doctorate. Nana is passionate about working collaboratively across transdisciplinary teams to find innovative solutions to enhance patient and caregiver experiences. She recognises that we are in a dispensation where innovations that will contribute to enhancing patients' lives are born out of interdisciplinary working rather than in silos in workshops.
Roy Smith & David Attwell
Roy Smith is Head is the Head of Medical Electronics at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Degree in Physics and Theoretical Physics prompted interest in electronics. Took an MSc at Barts and then a PhD in whole body plethysmography.
Undertook research in laser Doppler electrophoresis, the effects of low frequency magnetic fields on biological systems and the application of high-powered pulsed lasers in vascular disease. Then segued into equipment management at Royal Free Hospital where I have led the medical electronics department for many years.
Have gained experience of working with outsourced service providers and PFI contractors.
David Attwell is the Head of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he leads teams specialising in Clinical Engineering, Scientific Computing, Radiation Physics and MR Physics.
He is passionate about collaborative working and believes that some of the big positives that have come out of the pandemic are the enhanced professional clinical engineering networks at national, regional and ICS level.
David represents London on the National Clinical Engineering Network and has been instrumental in facilitating the North Central London ICS Clinical Engineering Network.
Caroline has 35 years of experience in Medical Devices Management (MDM). Her NHS career spanned 17 years culminating as Head of MEMS at Kings College Hospital, London. She is passionate about governance, leading on all MTS ‘Medical Device Audits’ and supporting the NHS to deliver MHRA and CQC compliance. Optimising MDM services requires insights that are gained from data, benchmarking, and many years of experience. Caroline has led many MDM governance audits, highlighting the important role of clinical engineering staff, and how they can support workstreams to deliver cost and service improvements. MTS has developed an audit tool that can be used to create a risk-rated ‘traffic-light’ action plan that ultimately improves clinical outcomes. NHS system changes, including Integrated Care Services, and mergers, will have an impact on how Clinical Engineering / EBME Services are managed, delivered, and structured. The compliance toolkit and benchmarking techniques developed by MTS ‘spotlights’ the future technical resources required.
“ I have a passion for using education as an active defence against Human Error“
A former Avionics engineer within the RAF with extensive experience in technical education and delivery within the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering.
A specialist in Human Factors and error management including the development and Implementation within the Defence Air Environment.
Now the Head of Education for Avensys Training UK - A bio-medical and decontamination qualification, training, and apprenticeship provider.
Wayne is the founding director of ‘Medical Technology Management’ and provides leadership and strategic business direction. His focus is on developing innovative, and sustainable long term strategic business relationships that improve patient outcomes.
An industry recognised expert in medical technology management with an in-depth understanding of the current market impactors and a keen focus on delivery of client-focused solutions. He has an in-depth knowledge of Medical Devices policy and regulatory requirements in relation to device whole life management.
A Champion of quality culture, Wayne has delivered successful Continuous Improvement and ISO accreditation projects for NHS and private organisations. He has a history of success in creating high performing teams to deliver service excellence in the medical technology market.
Sarah has been the National Patient Safety Lead for Medical Devices at NHS England & NHS Improvement since 2017.
She has over 30 years’ experience as a registered nurse across many care sectors and as a Medical Device Safety Officer and Decontamination Lead. Using her experience in clinical human factors, she has established links with the MHRA, NHS Supply Chain, clinical users, industry and others including NAMDET and CIEHF, to improve understanding of device use in relation to patient safety.
Sarah is keen to raise the profile of all aspects of medical devices within healthcare to ensure appropriate access, management and use, of safe and effective devices.
Having graduated from the University of Surrey in Medical Engineering, Matt has been maintaining Medical Devices across London and the Southeast for over 12 years, including five years as a database administrator and three years specialising in surgical equipment. He then moved into transformation and service improvement, facilitating and leading an 18-month programme of transformation within a Medical Engineering Department and completing a Fellowship in Digital Improvement with DigitalHealth, London.
His role now integrates his transformation experience with managing the Quality System of one of the largest Medical Physics Departments in the NHS, providing a comprehensive range of scientific and technical services to a central London NHS Foundation Trust and external customers.