Medical apps: Mainstreaming innovation


Thursday 19 April 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Telemedicine & eHealth Section


6 CPD Points

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about this event


The purpose of this meeting is to educate forward-thinking clinicians about the benefits of using medical apps to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. In view of the expectation that the NHS will have a primary care app tariff in place by next April (the ITP), this event will focus on mainstreaming the use of apps within the health and care services.

About this event

The programme features heavyweight speakers that will cover all aspects of mainstreaming medical apps. We will have Alexia Tonnel a Director of NICE, and her opposite numbers from the MHRA to talk about endorsement and regulation, supported by eminent lawyer Julian Hitchcock and senior academic Prof Jeremy Wyatt. Hazel Jones, Operations Manager for NHS Digital, will describe the app assessment questionnaire they have developed; a panel of three assessment organisations will describe the process in practice.  Dr Richard Brady will give another of his excellent, amusingly presented talks on bad apps. Justin Walters will cover the ways apps can be used to change behaviour. We have two exemplars of app developers to describe their craft including a medically-cleared diagnostic app for professionals and a talk on using them to manage depression.


RSM member: £50 - £115

Non RSM member: £60 - £175
*prices include refreshments, lunch and the drinks reception

Drinks reception

The drinks reception has been cancelled. The meeting will now finish close at 5.15 pm


We are grateful to BSI Group for supporting this meeting.

We would also like to thank Careful and Humetrix for exhibiting.



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*Programme subject to change


9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.30 am


Mr Charles Lowe, Immediate Past President, Telemedicine & eHealth, Royal Society of Medicine

9.35 am

NICE's role in providing medical apps guidance

Miss Alexia Tonnel, Director of Evidence Resources, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

10.05 am

Medical device regulation

Dr Neil McGuire, Clinical Director of Devices, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

10.30 am

Tea and coffee break

10.50 am

The NHS mHealth app assessment process

Dr Mona Johnson, Senior Clinical Lead and Self-Care and Prevention, NHS Digital

11.15 am

Bad apps: Mistakes that can be dangerous

Mr Richard Brady, Consultant Surgeon Newcastle Centre for Bowel Disease, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle University

11.40 am

App assessment round table - chaired by Dr Mona Johnson

Mrs Julie Bretland, Founder, Our Mobile Health, Mr Tim Andrews, Chief Operating Officer, Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications (ORCHA) and Mr Brian Clancy, Co-Lead for AppScript, iQvia

12.20 pm


1.20 pm

Medical apps: The coming changes to the European and US regulatory regime, both for device and data protection regulations

Mr Julian Hitchcock, Partner Life Sciences, Marriott Harrison LLP

2.20 pm

Professional medical diagnosis ... by app

Dr Lorin Gresser, Chief Executive, Dem DX

2.45 pm

Linking digital health and Big Pharma

Dr Mark Toms, Chief Scientific Officer UK, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited

3.10 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.30 pm

User experience considerations

Mr Bruce Stanley, Creative Director, XIM LTD

3.55 pm

The challenge and importance of measuring digital health effectiveness

Professor Jeremy Wyatt, Professor of Digital Healthcare, University of Southampton

4.20 pm

How apps tackle mainstream medical issues like incontinence

Mr Chris Robson, Chief Executive, Living With Ltd

4.45 pm

Developing health apps for clinical deployment

Mr Richard Latham, Chief Executive, Wellmind Media Ltd

5.10 pm

Closing remarks

Mr Charles Lowe

5.15 pm

Close of meeting

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For information on this event, contact Kirsty HensonTel: 02072903918 Email: arrow