The 8th annual Operating Theatres Conference a huge success.

Published by Anna Cooper
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The 8th annual Operating Theatres Conference a huge success

The 8th annual Operating Theatres Conference took place on 9th February at the AJ Bell Stadium, and was a roaring success with positive feedback from both exhibitors and delegates alike.

The conference explored critical topics affecting the healthcare sector including the impact of the Covid-19 backlog on elective care, initiatives in reducing elective care waiting lists, sustainability and greener operations, and the latest policy updates and technology developments.

Attendees heard from a number of industry experts from across the country including: Professor Tim Briggs CBE, GIRFT Chair and National Director for Clinical Improvement and Elective Recovery, NHS England; Professor Scarlett McNally, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Eastbourne D.G.H and Deputy Director, Centre for Perioperative Care and President-elect, Medical Women’s Federation; Dawn Stott, Chief Executive, The Association for Perioperative Practice; Heidi Barnard, Head of Sustainability, NHS Supply Chain and Numan Shah, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Salford Royal Major Trauma Centre.

In addition to the conference, the day offered numerous networking opportunities to share ideas and speak with colleagues and other like-minded healthcare professionals. Attendees will have the chance to discover the very latest in operating department equipment and technologies including RFID tracking operative equipment, 3D printing, virtual reality training software, and more from leading solution providers.

A huge thank you from SPD to everyone who attended the conference and made the day such a success.

Keep your eyes peeled for a new date for our 2024 conference, coming to our website soon. 

Operating Theatres Conference audience
Operating Theatres Conference audience

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