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DHSC Transformation Lead Alfred Casson to speak at BIVDA’s Sustainability Seminar

By November 3, 2023No Comments

BIVDA are delighted to welcome Alfred Casson to the Winter Sustainability Seminar to come and speak to us about the ‘Design for Life’ initiative.

In February 2023, the Department for Health and Social care published the UK’s inaugural Medical Technology Strategy, which outlines their vision to, among other things, facilitate a significant shift to increased resource efficiency to create more resilient supply chains and ensure continued and safe patient care.

Since then, DHSC has launched the ‘Design for Life’ initiative, specifically exploring tangible steps that could lead to much greater reuse, remanufacture, and materials recovery of products – ranging from new methods of product design to creating an enabling regulatory landscape for innovative systems.

At this talk, the Design for Life team will share what they’ve learnt so far through their series of Working Groups comprised of government, industry, the health and care system, and academia.

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
  • 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
  • Bruce Daniel who is the Head of Pathology for the South West region of NHS England to talk about how to improve pathology sustainability
  • Nicole Fletcher from NHS England with an update on project Athena relating to Social Value in NHS tenders.