Building on the success of the NHS National Innovation Centre’s blue sky ‘Wouldn’t It be Good If’ approaches, John talked us through how to fully consider and define your innovation problem or challenge, known as ‘pre-concept definition’ before moving on – this helped us to really think about the clinical challenge before reaching the solution - to get a more effective innovation solution. Good for commissioners, providers and innovators.
Speakers: Professor John Egan, Managing Director, BITECIC
"We want to enable clinicians to identify the most important problems and deficiencies in therapeutic applications and communicate these to industry. By making available the experience of NHS professionals to guide innovation in health technologies, we will not only improve healthcare but also form productive collaborations to realise the value of the huge wealth of expertise that exists within the NHS."
Main points that came out of workshop at Expo:-
Health Professionals UNIQUE contribution to innovation is the expression of clinical need
Clinicians really WANT to tell innovators what they need to improve the care they offer to their patients
The Statement of Clinical Need (SOCN) process is required to liberate this essential information.
This process must recognise and respect the boundary between the public and private domain
For emerging health technologies “Clinical Need” can also be a surrogate for “Industry Need”