09:45 - 10:00

Chair’s opening remarks

Oli Hudson, Content Director, Wilmington Healthcare 

10:00 - 10:50

Assessing the UK Life Sciences sector response to COVID-19: Lessons, challenges and future opportunities

  • Gain insight into how intelligent collaboration across the ecosystem has accelerated commercial research and find out where we are in terms of product development
  • Learn what further opportunities there are for pharma to strengthen its response to the pandemic
  • Understand what the post-pandemic era will look like for pharma and find out what contingency plans you need to consider in adapting to the new normal
  • What lessons can be learned from international approaches? Can we create the knowledge and capability to support a future UK response to a pandemic should it occur?

Dr Richard Torbett,
Chief Executive, The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

Leslie Galloway, Chairman, Ethical Medicines Industry Group 

Nicole Mather, Non-Executive Director, NHS Health Research Authority

Divya Chadha Manek, Head of Business Development (Commercial), NIHR Clinical Research Network

10:50 - 11:00

Live Q&A

11:00 - 11:10

Short break and session change

11:10 - 11:40

Shifting from supplier to partner: Strengthening collaboration between pharma and the NHS

  • Gain insight into the main concerns of healthcare professionals and understand what more you can do to meet their changing needs
  • Find out what long-term impacts virtual working will have on patients, healthcare professionals and industry
  • Gain practical strategies for maintaining open lines of communication with NHS stakeholders
  • Learn why you need to reshape your value proposition across the entire healthcare ecosystem and align with key principles that underpin the NHS Long Term Plan to become more commercially attractive


Nicole McGlennon, Managing Director, East Midlands AHSN

James Roach, Director of West Essex One Health and Care Partnership and Founder of Conclusio

Anthony Mckeever, Interim Executive Lead, Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership & Joint Accountable Officer for its 5 CCGs

11:40 - 11:50

Live Q&A

11:50 - 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 - 13:30

Industry’s gateway to the NHS: Reducing time to market by breaking down barriers to innovation

  • Assess the main barriers to uptake of innovation and identify the most appropriate routes to NHS access
  • Find out how NICE guidance in changing and how you can futureproof your methods 
  • Learn how you can maintain market access continuity through the global pandemic
  • Hear how the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) will support rapid uptake of new products and sustainable long-term market access post-COVID-19


Professor Gillian Leng CBE, Chief Executive, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 

Matthew Whitty, Interim Director of Innovation, Research and Life Sciences & Interim Chief Executive of the Accelerated Access Collaborative, NHS England and NHS Improvement

13:30 - 13:40

Live Q&A

13:40 - 13:50

Short break and session change

13:50 - 14:20

Horizon Scanning: Building long-term resilience into the supply chain for the future

  • Understand the importance of bringing more drug manufacturing to the UK to reduce the risk of future shortages and supply disruption
  • How we can ensure the UK remains an attractive location for manufacturing innovation as well as for skilled workers to undertake research and development
  • Gain insight into potential pressures on global supply chains due to the impact of COVID-19. Find out what has been done to ensure supply chains are robust and resilient and understand how this will be maintained in the long-term


Dr Layla McCay, Director of International Relations, NHS Confederation

14:20 - 14:30

Live Q&A

14:30 - 14:35

Chair’s closing remarks

Oli Hudson, Content Director, Wilmington Healthcare

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