John Sandham IEng MIET MIHEEMManaging Director , EBME Ltd; Chairman, www.ebme.co.uk
John has been working in the field of medical devices for over 20 years. He is a recognised expert in his field of medical devices management. 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 also improve the NHSLA targets. His knowledge of medical devices includes general biomedical, X-ray and pathology. He believes in sharing best practice and is a respected professional in his field, speaking at many professional seminars.
John has been chairman of the medical devices website www.ebme.co.uk since 1999. He has spoken on radio and appeared on television representing the medical engineering viewpoint and acting as an expert in his field. John has had over 100 educational articles published. He has been published in the Open University Science review, Engineering Technology Journal (IET), 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 medical devices management.
Jonathan PopeSystems Technical Support, Welch Allyn UK Ltd, www.welchallyn.co.uk
Jonathan has been working with medical equipment for the last 21 years. In his current role at Welch Allyn, he is responsible for supporting medical systems in both hospital and primary care environments. This includes the system design, installation and ongoing support for Welch Allyns Unix based central monitoring system, involving the design and specification of wireless based networks meeting the high QoS standards required for streaming patient data.
In the primary care environments he has been responsible for major PCT wide projects, including setting up a telemedicine network covering all 40 surgeries across a North London PCT.
On Joining Welch Allyn in 1997, Jonathan was responsible for setting up their UK service operations.
Before Welch Allyn, Jonathan worked as a clinical engineer at the John Radcliffe hospital for 9 years, where he was responsible for the maintenance of a wide range of electronic medical equipment, specialties included EEG equipment and external contracts. Whilst there he earned himself a BTEC HNC from Oxford Brookes University .
Richard Steventon B.Sc M.IPEMMedical Engineering Services Manager - Royal Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust
Richard began his working life as a Medical Equipment Technician at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry. He then progressed to running the Cardio-Respiratory Service at the Royal Shrewsbury. As a Clinical Technologist, he was a co-author in many Publications and graduated by part time study in 1984 in Physics & Electronics. In 1990 following professional interview at The Royal College of Surgeons via the then Biological Engineering Society, he was awarded a Certificate in Clinical Engineering with the statement "competence to practice as a Clinical Engineer".
Richard is the Service Delivery Manager for the Medical Engineering Department (MES) at Royal Shrewsbury which merged with the Princess Royal Telford in 2005.
The Department has a Team of thirty staff which prides it self in providing 'Total Equipment Management for Cradle to Grave'. The service is provided to seven major SLA's with over eighty support agreements with other health service providers.
The Team won the Trust's Chairman's Award as the best supporting Department in 2008 and alos the National Clinical Engineering Department in 2009.
Roger Willmott BSc (Hons)AireTrak Ltd www.airetrak.com
Roger Willmott has over 20 years of IT experience across a number of sectors and technologies. He has worked on high tech technology programmes in the financial services sector and has extensive experience designing network, security and messaging architectures for media and retail companies.
Prior to Airetrak, as partner in a US technology strategy consultancy, Roger worked on number of RFID supply chain based projects. Roger established Airetrak in 2005 to apply this RFID technology experience to the RTLS market.
Roger obtained a BSc (Hons) in Business Computing Systems from City University, London.
Chris TurnerTracking Solutions Commercial Manager - GE Healthcare
Prior to joining GE, Chris was a Regional Sales Director for Tyco Healthcare, managing a team within the UK. During this time gaining accolades for superior business growth and management innovation realising improved efficiencies, staff morale and training
Chris has varied depth and breadth of management roles and training environments. Ranging from operating commercial teams varying in size and complexity to providing structured flying training programmes in the Royal Air Force and British Army.
Since 1996, Chris has been involved in the commercial world. During this time gaining a reputation for identification of possible improvement areas and consistently achieving solid growth and business turnaround through efficiency and change programmes. Prior to 1996, Chris was a qualified pilot with the British Army, working closely with the Royal Air Force and gaining... Graduate of leadership and management (GCGI) - Royal Air Force staff college - Certified CAP trainer - Certified facilitation skills trainer - Tri service Central Flying School Qualified instructor and examiner
Iain WilsonService Sales Leader & Corporate Account Leader for GE Healthcare Clinical Systems
Iain has 15 years of sales experience within the Healthcare Industry. He joined GE in 2007 in the UK and during the last 3 years, Iain has held a number of key sales and management positions for GEHC, including:
-Sales Manager for Clinical Systems Devices for the UK and Ireland
-Service Sales Leader for the UK in Clinical Systems
-Corporate Account Manager for the UK in Clinical Systems
Iain holds an MBA from Herriot Watt University in Scotland and a Diploma in General Management from Templeton College in Oxford.
Andrew CrossBusiness Development Manager, Rigel Medical.
Andrew served an Electronics Engineering apprenticeship at Grant Instruments, a Laboratory instrument company in Cambridgeshire.
During this time he also gained an HNC in Electronic Engineering at Anglia University, Cambridge. He then held various design engineering jobs including companies such as Metals Research, Techne and De La Rue. During this time Andrew also gained a postgraduate diploma with the Open University in Manufacturing: Management and Technology. Andrew moved into technical sales in 1997, working for Ice Electronic components, Livingston Hire and Schaffner before moving to Rigel Medical five years ago.
Andrew now manages NHS and private Hospital accounts south of the M62 as well as country wide key accounts, providing sales and technical support for the complete range of Rigel products.
Andrew has been heavily involved in promoting the new BS EN 62353 Electrical safety test standard and has already held numerous seminars around the UK.
Dr G R Mathews Ph.D.Managing Director TEC
Dr G R Mathews studied biology at The University College Cardiff Wales gaining a Ph.D. in 1984. This was followed by two years post doctoral research into interactions between magnetism and neural tissue.
In 1986 he co-founded TEC along with Dr Veronica Hickson which specialised in transcutaneous oxygen and carbon dioxide sensors, and optical sensors for heart rate and oxygen measurement. In 1990 Dr G R Mathews filed The World's first patent in adaptive noise cancellation in pulse oximetry which was subsequently sold to Masimo. Since then Dr G R Mathews has specialised in high performance pulse oximetry and support equipment.
In 2003 he developed a high performance pulse oximetry system for use with amputees. In 2005 he developed Lightman pulse oximeter sensor tester. In 2008 he developed The Subtilis blood spectrometry system.
Dr V M Hickson MB, BCh, MRCGP, MRCPCH, FRSPH, MScMedical Director - The Electrode Company Ltd.
Dr V M Hickson studied medicine at The Welsh National School of Medicine University College Cardiff Wales graduating in 1981. Following House Jobs she trained as a GP then moved into paediatrics. Dr Hickson obtained an MSc in Audiological Medicine from Manchester University and continues to work as a paediatrician.
In 1986 she co-founded The Electrode Company (TEC) along with Dr Geoff Mathews which specialised in transcutaneous oxygen and carbon dioxide sensors, and optical sensors for heart rate and oxygen measurement. Dr Hickson has continued to work in high performance pulse oximetry and support equipment with the development of the Lightman pulse oximeter sensor tester in 2005.
Dr Hickson is committed to improving Patient Safety and Oxygen Therapy by use of accurate Pulse Oximetry systems.
Norman H Richardson BSc(Eng), MIEESenior Medical Devices Specialist - TÜV Product Service Ltd
Completed an honours degree in Electrical Engineering before starting work as a Senior Physicist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. Gained experience in the design of equipment for neurological diagnosis, surgery and research before moving on to design bedside and operating theatre patient monitoring equipment for a manufacturer.
From 1974 to 1995, Norman worked as a Principal Engineer for the Department of Health MDA (now the MHRA) as a specialist in the safety and efficacy of medical equipment used in critical, coronary, intensive and baby care environments and in some surgical procedures. Further specialist areas of expertise included infusion systems, electrodiagnostic equipment and the electrical safety of medical equipment for the professions supplementary to medicine. This role included standards work, auditing manufacturers, investigating adverse incidents, publishing Hazard Notices and Safety Bulletins for the UK Health Service and speaking at conferences.
After leaving the Department of Health, he spent five years managing two UK medical device Notified Bodies. This was followed by five years as the European Regulatory Affairs Manager and Corporate Auditor for an American multinational.
Norman joined the largest medical device Notified Body, TÜV Product Service, in 2008 as a Senior Medical Device Specialist and lead auditor.