An HSJ roundtable in association with CliniSys discussed potential roadblocks to further improving efficiency in diagnostics
The value of effective diagnostics has been underscored by the pandemic. But so too have the challenges facing the field – pre-March 2020 issues including workforce issues, a need for even greater digitisation, and how best to collaborate such that services are as efficient as possible.
To consider such obstacles – and how to overcome them – HSJ recently organised a virtual roundtable. Run in association with CliniSys, it brought together a select panel to consider just how the NHS might deliver even more efficient diagnostic services.
- Janine Bontoft, LIMS implementation manager, West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts
- Simon Brewer, managing director, South West London Pathology
- Richard Craven, chief executive, CliniSys
- Erika Denton, medical director and consultant radiologist, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust
- Ian Fry, former director of pathology, Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Service
- Lara Lopes, deputy general manager for cardiorespiratory and neurophysiology diagnostics, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust
- Martin Myers, consultant clinical biochemist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust
- Chris Sleight, programme director for diagnostics, Greater Manchester and chair, Greater Manchester Imaging Network and Greater Manchester Pathology Network