Barema General Meeting and AGM - Spring 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 8:45 AM to 4:40 PM
Our spring meeting and AGM is kindly being hosted by Barema member Vygon.
We're delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be Life Sciences Champion for medtech John Jeans, whose role is to advise the Prime Minister on matters to do with medical devices and technology.
On taking up the appointment, John said:
“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to make a contribution to the work being done by the Office for Life Sciences in supporting new and innovative treatments for NHS patients. My focus on the medical technology sector is particularly exciting, as it has enormous potential to both improve the quality of health care delivery and to contribute to economic growth through industrial development.”
There will also, of course, be a full programme of talks and discussion plus the chance to catch up with Barema colleagues - and registration is FREE for all Barema members.
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08:45 - Registration - Tea and coffee will be available
09:30 - Welcome - Barema Chair Nicki Dill
09:40 - SESSION ONE: Standards and legislation - impact in the clinic
• A clinician's experience of introducing non-Luer devices
Ian Shaw - Consultant Anaesthetist, Sheffield
• Respiratory medicine: impact of EU legislation
Brendan Cooper - President of ARTP
• The latest in the world of Standards
Terry Longman - Barema Standards Consultant
11:00 - TEA and COFFEE
11:30 - SESSION TWO: Barema Business
• Member Profile: Ambu
Leah Jennings, Marketing Manager
• Barema members’ forum - chaired by Nicki Dill *Barema members only*
An hour for open discussion on pre-submitted topics
12:45 - LUNCH
14:00 - SESSION THREE: Training and education
• Training requirements for medical device professionals
Michael Smith - Developed Edge
• e-Learning Anaesthesia: an opportunity to support training and the safe use of anaesthetic equipment
Ed Hammond - Royal College of Anaesthetists
14:40 - KEYNOTE SPEAKER
John Jeans, Medtech Champion
Advisor to the Prime Minister at Office of Life Sciences
15:10 - TEA and COFFEE
15:30 - SESSION FOUR: Updates
• NHS eProcurement is coming! Are you ready?
Jason Hale - Department of Health
• AAGBI update
Tom Woodcock - Chair of the AAGBI Safety Committee
• NHS Supply Chain re-tendering maintenance of medical equipment
Katie Heap - NHS Supply Chain
16:40 - Close of meeting
Venue, directions and parking
The meeting is kindly being hosted by Vygon at their offices in Swindon. Please see the full address and a map of the location top right.
The road into the building is marked ‘Gateway North’ - the ALDI entrance is the most prominent landmark. Please avoid the service delivery entrance which is marked ‘V-Park’.
Don't forget to include your car numberplate when you register. (This is just for security reasons for parking at Vygon - there are plenty of places available for all delegates.)
If you are coming by train, it is about 10-15 minutes / 3 mile taxi ride from Swindon station.
We have arranged with Best Western Blunsdon House Hotel that delegates can stay the night of 17-18th March at a reduced rate (£94 instead of £129 B&B).
To book at the reduced rate, please do so by contacting Sharon Collins and saying that you are going to the Barema meeting arranged by Anne Cooke.
Sharon's contact details: Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org, 01793 720620
Please be aware that the rate may increase if booked at short notice - book early to be sure of the lower rate.
The evening dinner will also be held at Blunsdon House. (You are welcome to come to the dinner whether or not you are staying overnight at the hotel.)
All the below are alternative hotels that are also near to the venue. Early booking is recommended to get the best rates.
Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel
Lake 6, Spine Road East, South Cerney, Gloucestershire GL7 5FP (Sat Nav: GL7 5TL)
Tel: 01285 864000
Premier Inn Swindon North
Broad Bush, Blunsdon, Swindon SN26 8DJ
Tel: 0871 527 9066
Swindon Marriott Hotel
Pipers Way, Swindon SN3 1SH
Tel: 01793 512121
Holiday Inn Express Hotel Swindon-West M4, Jct.16
Frankland Road, Blagrove, Swindon SN5 8UD
Tel: 01793 818800
Dinner (previous evening)
Any Barema members staying overnight in Swindon 17-18th March are welcome to join us for an informal meal.
This will be held at 19:30 in the Flame restautant at the Blunsdon House Hotel, meeting in the bar from 19:00.
Please indicate if you will attend the dinner when you register for the meeting.
Please note that if you are not a member of Barema there is a registration fee of £72 + booking fee to attend. Please select the appropriate option when you register and pay online.
Barema are very grateful for the support of Vygon in hosting this meeting
Please contact Dr Anne Cooke with any questions about the meeting:
Mobile: 07807 613 919