Diagnostic driven strategies for antimicrobial resistance in the UK

20 July, 1630-1800hrs BST

Chaired by: Gail Hayward, Deputy Director, NIHR Community Healthcare MedTech and IVD Cooperative.

Presenters:

Introduction and Welcome
Gail Hayward, Deputy Director, NIHR Community Healthcare MedTech and IVD Cooperative.

NHS AMR priorities and diagnostic needs
Jeff Featherstone, Head of AMR, NHS England

Introduction to NICE Diagnostic Assessment Programme
Becky Albrow, Technical Advisor, NICE

Ask an Expert – An introduction to new experts at MHRA and clinical researchers, followed by question and answers for diagnostic developers
Chair: Daniel Berman, Global Health Director, Nesta Challenges

Mike Messenger, Principal Scientific Advisor for In Vitro Diagnostics (IVDs) at Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Aleksandra (Ola) Borek, Qualitative Researcher in Behavioural Science, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Science, University of Oxford
Sharon Dixon, General practitioner, NIHR in Practice Fellow, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Science

Discussion
Chaired by: Gail Hayward, Deputy Director, NIHR Community Healthcare MedTech and IVD Cooperative.

 

Hosted in collaboration with the Longitude Prize, Nesta Challenges


Speakers/Presenters
  • Professor Gail Hayward, Associate Professor, University of Oxford

    Professor Gail Hayward is a GP and clinical researcher interested in improving the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases in primary care. She leads the NIHR Community Healthcare MedTech and IVD Cooperative

  • Dr Aleksandra Borek, Senior Qualitative Researcher in Behavioural Science, University of Oxford

    Aleksandra is a researcher in social and behavioural sciences. Her research focuses on using behavioural approaches to optimising antibiotic prescribing/use and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship interventions (including point-of-care diagnostics) in primary care.

  • Jeff Featherstone, Head of Antimicrobial Resistance Medical Directorate, NHS England and NHS Improvement

    Jeff is Head of AMR in NHS England & Improvement. He brings experience of successfully managing a variety of national programmes that involved supporting evidence-based changes in practice at local level, including diabetes treatment, diabetic eye screening and breast screening. Jeff has worked at national, regional and local levels in the NHS, as well as working in social care and the integrated health and social care system in Northern Ireland. He has particular interests in evidence-based practice and in integrated care.

  • Daniel Berman , Global Health Director, Nesta Challenges

    Daniel leads Global Health at Nesta Challenges and manages the Longitude Prize on AMR, which is a £10 million project to incentivise the development of a rapid diagnostic test to improve the use of antibiotics. In the healthy aging space Nesta Challenges has been collaborating with the UK’s Alzheimer’s Society since November 2019 to develop a Challenge Prize on Dementia.

    Previously, Daniel was a consultant for the World Health Organization in Ethiopia. Before that he worked at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for more than 16 years. He is currently a Trustee for QUAMED, a French NGO focused on medicines quality.

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