The ABPI held a lively conference of debate and discussion at its November conference which took place last week in London at the home of British science, the Royal Society.


ABPI Chief Executive Stephen Whitehead delivering his speech​The theme for the conference was ‘Innovation in healthcare’ – from developing new molecules, through to collaborative research and joint working practices, innovation is key to the future of the UK’s healthcare economy and patient wellbeing.

Delegates heard from ABPI Chief Executive Stephen Whitehead (pictured) as he discussed the price, value and need to embrace innovation and NHS Confederation CEO Mike Farrar who focused on the meaning of innovation.

Speakers from industry, patient groups, academia and research contributed from across the healthcare sector.

President Simon Jose closed the day with a challenge to ABPI members to strengthen their relationships with the NHS and get ready for the huge impact partnership working will have on the future of medical innovation and healthcare.

Thank you to all the members involved and attending – we hope to continue and build upon this success at our Annual Conference next year.

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