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The workshop is currently fully booked but you can add your name to the waiting list . You will be notified when a space becomes available.


The NIHR Community Healthcare MIC are inviting interested clinicians, researchers, policy makers, healthcare innovators, commissioners and the diagnostics industry to discuss how to develop community-based ultrasound delivery at scale and pace by empowering generalist decision making in community settings in the acute care pathway and supporting the delivery of acute ambulatory care, closer to home.

Through interactive sessions with clinicians and diagnostics strategists we will explore the community clinical problems where ultrasound can make a difference and determine what new technological advances will be required to bring ultrasound to the front door of community healthcare delivery.

Who should attend?

Generalist and specialist clinicians working in acute care pathways, with particular focus on ambulatory care and care in community settings, researchers who have an interest in point-of-care imaging development and support, healthcare innovators, commissioners of community healthcare, representatives from the diagnostic imaging industry.


10.00–10.30 Coffee and registration
10.30–10.45 Welcome and introduction
Professor Gail Hayward, Deputy Director, NIHR Community Healthcare MIC
Professor Dan Lasserson, Professor of Ambulatory Care, University of Birmingham & Theme Lead, Community Healthcare MIC
10.45–11.15 Delivering diagnostic imaging outside hospital: could it be a national policy?
Dr Tony Newman-Sanders, National Clinical Director for Diagnostics and Imaging, NHS England

How I use point-of-care imaging in my everyday practice
Dr Sarbjit Clare, Consultant in Acute Medicine, City Hospital, Birmingham


Echocardiography: how much can we automate?
Professor Paul Leeson, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

12.15–13.00 Lunch

Interactive sessions:

1.Try out ultrasound and echo on live models and talk to the diagnostics industry about their equipment

2. What are the barriers to adoption of POC imaging? Tell us your views during quick-fire table based discussions


Automated interpretation of images: could this support widespread use of ultrasound in community settings?
Professor Alison Noble, Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford

14.45–15.30 Point-of-care echocardiography in the community and care homes: delivering diagnostic imaging to the most frail patients in their own bed
Dr Vesna Homar, GP and Emergency Physician
15.30–15.45 Next steps
Professor Dan Lasserson, Professor of Ambulatory Care, University of Birmingham, & Theme Lead, NIHR Community Healthcare MIC