15th February 2018


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About the Operating Theatres Summit

“Improving care is not an instant process.” – Clare Marx, President of the Royal College of Surgeons

In May 2016, official NHS statistics revealed more than 74,000 last minute cancellations of hospital operations in England, the highest in 15 years. Recent research suggests the real figure may be much higher.   Shortages of staff and beds as well as pressure on A&E departments and poor social care for discharged patients are thought to be the main causes. While the vote to leave the European Union has raised concerns about potential recruitment problems, Clare Marx of the Royal College of Surgeons has urged colleagues to treat Brexit as an opportunity to drive up standards in patient safety. New technologies such as 3D printing and surgical robotics also look set to change the way doctors operate.


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Innovation in Operating Theatre's Conference / Join us

Join us at The Operating Theatres Conference 2017 where leading experts will discuss the future of surgery in the NHS. Topics will include the newest innovations in surgical technologies, the implications of the latest Government health policies and the role the private sector can play in addressing staff shortages.

Come along for a unique opportunity to attend presentations by key healthcare decision makers, quiz experts in keynote discussion panels, see demonstrations of cutting edge technology, and network with others in the field. Don’t miss this crucial healthcare summit.

What our Sponsors/Exhibitors thought of 2017

“A well organised, valuable event. Pleased to see it continuing”  Olympus 

“Good exhibition for us with relevant target audiences” RB Medical 

“Well planned day with excellent delegates” Barco

“Very worthwhile conference for us. I have pencilled in the date for 2018” Bluspier

Good show, delegates were fantastic” Anetic Aid

What our Delegates thought of 2017

“Excellent knowledge of conference speakers” Imperial College

“Very enjoyable and informative day”Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS FT

“Most informative, speakers were great. Hoping to join again in future” Oxford University Hospital

“Fantastic lecture” Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

“Excellent, very interesting. Very good exhibitors” Potters Bar Community Hospital

Speakers From the last event

Jo Harrison

Surgery Specialist

Siemens Healthineers

Bryn Davies

European General Manager

Syncera, Smith & Nephew

Arthur Stephen

Consultant Surgeon

NHS Derby Teaching

Fran Watts

RGN, MA, Patient Safety Lead

Never Events and Surgery

Ignacio Malagon

Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist

University Hospital South Manchester

Anthony Leon

Non Executive Director

Central Manchester University Hospitals

Summit Agenda (2017)

Opening Remarks from Chair

Anthony Leon, Non-Executive Director, Central Manchester University Hospitals                               Anthony joined the Trust in 2001 and was previously Chairman of the Mancunian Community Health NHS Trust since 1995.


Keynote Ignacio Malagon FRCA, PhD, FFICM, Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist, University Hospital South Manchester, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester Consultant Clinical Advisor Interventional Procedures, National Institute for Health and Care


SEMINAR A What do Operating Theatres of the future look like? Hybrid ORs - Nicety or Necessity? Delivered by Siemens   Jo Harrison, Surgery Specialist, Siemens Healthineers SEMINAR B The Eschmann Philosophy: Operating room integration   Delivered


SEMINAR E Operating room integration systems Delivered by Bender UK Stephen Coleman, National Clinical Sales Consultant
  • Supporting the patient securely and comfortably
  • Providing medical staff with the best possible access
  • Ensuring successful

The Clinical Coding Agenda

Gareth Jones, Clinical Coding and Clinical Engagement Officer, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • How it supports the business functions of healthcare organisations
  • The role of coding in

Closing Remarks from Chair

Anthony Leon, Non-Executive Director, Central Manchester University Hospitals   Anthony joined the Trust in 2001 and was previously Chairman of the Mancunian Community Health NHS Trust since 1995.

Why Attend / Join us

  • Discover innovative new strategies for maximising the efficiency of operating theatres and learn from real life examples of successful best practice in action.
  • Come and explore our exhibition, where leading manufacturers and suppliers of operating theatre technology will showcase exciting and innovative products. Enjoy the opportunity to examine and test new technology, learn how it can be used to improve standards and outcomes, and forge lasting business    partnerships.
  • Connect with over 200 high quality delegates who specialise in designing, using and managing operating theatres, problem solve shared challenges, and learn from the expertise of others.
  • Attend a variety of topical seminars, engaging interactive activities, and keynote panel discussions with operating theatre specialists.
  • Quiz regional and national experts from across the NHS on best practice and the latest solutions to common challenges.

Last time…

Our London conference builds on the success of our previous conference delivered in Manchester which attracted a wide audience of operating theatre professionals. Delegates discussed the key issues and challenges facing operating theatre professionals and debated future changes facing the profession.  Attendees heard from leading figures in the industry about ways to reform services and strategies for collaborating the private sector to ensure NHS operating theatres continue to lead the world in standards and patient satisfaction.

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Who's Attending

Operating Theatre Technicians, Surgeons, Operating Theatre Practitioners, Anaesthetists, Theatre Team Leaders, Theatre Managers, Theatre Directors, Surgical Care Practitioners, Surgical Assistants, First Assistant to the Surgeons, Healthcare Assistants, Theatre Support Workers, Assistant Practitioners, Hospital Operating Theatre Porters, Healthcare Assistants, Commissioning Heads, Heads of NHS, Directors of Public Health, Heads of Public Engagement, Directors of Commissioning, Heads of National/Regional Public Health Groups, Heads of Treatment and Prevention , Directors of Strategic Development.


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