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Bruce Daniel announced as speaker for BIVDA’s Sustainability Seminar

By October 20, 2023No Comments

BIVDA are delighted to welcome Bruce Daniel to the Winter Sustainability Seminar to come and speak to us about the Sustainability in Pathology Laboratories.

Bruce is currently the Head of Pathology for the South-West region of NHSE having previously been the Pathology service manager in Truro, Cornwall, the Pathology Incident Director during covid for the Peninsula Pathology network and a member of the Peninsula network board. His background is as a state registered biomedical scientist in Clinical Chemistry.

During his career of 35+ years in the NHS he has also enjoyed roles managing an imaging service, clinical support division and a medicine and ED division. His current interests are in all things digital, “externalising pathology”, promoting the principle of “NHS Pathology” and the effectiveness of pathology services.

“I get up in the morning excited at the thought of improving pathology services in the widest sense and across all aspects of pathology.”

There is an opportunity to shape the future provision of pathology, to extend the visibility of benefits from pathology, ie its “effectiveness”, and to shout loudly about how pathology can help in many varied health and social care pathways for patients and the population, including the sustainability of its services

Presentation Synopsis:

“The South West regional approach to Pathology sustainability, plus, what next ?”

  • Where to start a sustainability journey, how to start, who starts it and what to start with ?
  • Regional level, network level, local level, personal level ?
  • Does there need to be a success, or “so what” framework ?
  • How to count success or monitor progress or record improvement ?
  • Where does social value, procurement and contracts management sit ?
  • Does what the commercial sector offer fit with what provider services and their staff (think they) need ?

To secure your place make sure you register here.

Other speakers include:

  • Léyoh Goodhall from the Social Value Portal to speak to us about using the TOMs in tender
  • Alfred Casson from the DHSC to update us on the ‘Design for Life’ initiative
  • Nicole Fletcher from NHS England with an update on project Athena relating to Social Value in NHS tenders.
  • Richard Hixon who is a Consultant in Critical Care and also co-founder of Healthcare Ocean to talk about Ocean health and the link to healthcare and suppliers