North East NPEx Roadshow

November 2016 Newsletter

On Monday 21st November 2016, we hosted the North East NPEx Roadshow at the County Hotel in Central Newcastle.

The day was opened by lunch and networking and shortly after, Steve Box, Business Development Manager at X-Lab and Chris Dunne, Assistant Director of Informatics from The Health Informatics Service (THIS), set the agenda for the day and introduced NPEx, as well as the collaboration between X-Lab and THIS.

This was followed by presentations delivered by:

  • Michael Power, Evidence-based practice lead and Deputy Director, NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Newcastle
  • Chris Shaw, Blood Sciences Laboratory Manager, Newcastle Laboratories
  • John Coatsworth, Senior Biomedical Scientist, Immunology at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The discussion topics were diagnostics outside the laboratory, modernisation of pathology across the North East, an NPEx update and a user perspective of NPEx.

The NPEx team facilitated a valuable workshop discussion with useful suggestions for add-ons to the NPEx service & outcomes that will aid delivery of Lab2Lab links in the North East.

We look forward to continued collaboration across laboratory services in the North East to aid Pathology Digitalisation & roll out Lab2Lab links at scale.

Please find below the presentations from each speaker: