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NHS Innovation Expo

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much he expects the NHS Innovation Expo event to cost; and from the budgets of which NHS organisations funds will be drawn for that event. (278485)

The Healthcare Innovation Expo was the biggest public sector event of its type and brought together the best in healthcare innovation from the public, private, voluntary, scientific and academic communities. It was a unique combination of:

an innovative trade fair including a diversity of exhibitors;

a high profile main stage speaker programme;

a comprehensive programme of innovation seminars; and

an interactive on and off multimedia event.

Net cost to the Department for the NHS Innovation Expo is expected to be £630,000.

The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement will contribute a further £350,000.

The Department has worked closely with the private sector to deliver this event; in total they are expected to contribute a further £1.2 million.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people he expects to attend the NHS Innovation Expo event. (278622)

Total registrations for the Expo were 5,882. Delegates include national health service and social care chief executives, clinicians, front-line staff, managers and others from patient and other voluntary organisations, academics and researchers in industry.

The Healthcare Innovation Expo was the biggest public sector event of its type and brought together the best in healthcare innovation from the public, private, voluntary, scientific and academic communities. It was a unique combination of:

an innovative trade fair including a diversity of exhibitors;

a high profile main stage speaker programme;

a comprehensive programme of innovation seminars; and

an interactive on and off multimedia event.