Exclusive interview with EBME Chair: calls to increase investment in clinical engineering

The Clinical Services Journal recently interviewed top experts at EBME Expo 2024, to gain their insights into the challenges, opportunities and innovation in clinical engineering – from cyber security threats and challenges around connectivity, to staff shortages and sustainability.

In this exclusive interview, EBME Chairman, Dr. John Sandham points out that one of the key challenges around the adoption of medical technologies is the current level of funding, with only 3.9% of NHS spend currently invested in technology. He calls for increased investment and explains why this is critical to the future of the NHS and to improve outcomes for patients.

Click on the video link to hear Dr. Sandham discuss the latest hot topics in clinical engineering, including:

  • The challenges facing the sector over the next few years – including rising costs, data interoperability, legacy infrastructure and staff shortages.
  • MedTech and the importance of cybersecurity.
  • Sustainability and the contribution of clinical engineers in helping the NHS to achieve net zero.
  • The importance of apprenticeships and career opportunities in the sector.
  • How the clinical engineering sector can work with charities to help save lives.

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