NHS Innovation Accelerator: commissioner learning workshop and best practice showcase

29 May 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UCLPartners - Academic Health Science Partnership

How can the NHS adopt new innovations to improve outcomes and empower effective self-care for people with diabetes?

Provision of effective treatment and support for people with diabetes in England is one of the major clinical challenges of the 21st century. Helping people to self-care and achieve good diabetes control is essential to reduce the number of people experiencing serious complications such as blindness and amputation, and address pressures facing the NHS across care settings.

This half-day workshop will showcase a number of different real-world examples that demonstrate the transformative potential of simple, cost-effective innovations in improving care for people with diabetes and reducing long-term costs.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at NHS colleagues with an interest in diabetes care; diabetes commissioners, clinical leads, and service managers may find the event particularly useful.


  • 13:00: Networking lunch
  • 13:30: Welcome & introductions
  • 13:35: Diabetes UK
  • 13:45: Keynote speech – Dr Partha Kar, Associate National Clinical Director for Diabetes, NHS England
  • 14:00: National Diabetes Programme update – Matthew Fagg, Diabetes Programme Director, NHS England
  • 14:15: Q&A
  • 14:30: Transforming outcomes: real world examples of how evidence-based digital innovations are changing lives
  • 15:00: Break
  • 15:10: Panel discussion: what are the barriers and enablers to adoption of innovation in diabetes care?
  • 15:30: Ideas lab – 15-minute mini workshops facilitated by AHSN rep and NIA fellow (rotating)
  • 16:30: Wrap up
  • 17:00: Networking drinks