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Evidence Generation for Diagnostic Clinical Tests and Devices – hosted by NIHR Newcastle MIC – 15/01/2020 9:00 am @ Baddiley-Clark Building

The “Evidence Generation for Diagnostic Clinical Tests and Devices” workshop on 15th January 2020 will be held from 9-5 pm at the Baddiley-Clark Building, NE2 4AX. Tailored to academics and clinicians from the North East region this workshop will provide a background to the development of diagnostic clinical tests and devices.  The day will aim to educate attendees about the evidence generation required to support successful adoption of diagnostics into the UK healthcare system.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to meet with the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR Newcastle MIC) and collaborators to discuss the local support available. Please register for this event by clicking here

The scale of the distancing of Pathology from the clinical research base is demonstrated, in part, by the erosion in the number of Pathology and infection/microbiology specialist medical clinical academics in UK medical schools from a total of c. 372 FTEs in 2000 to c. 138 in 2013, representing a 41 per cent reduction. The background reduction in total medical clinical academics over the same period was 12 per cent, as presented in A Survey of Staffing Levels of Medical Clinical Academics in UK Medical Schools as at 31 July 2013.

This survey also identified an increasing age profile of clinical academic staff, reinforcing the need to enhance academic training programmes for effective succession planning, and noted that Pathology required particular attention, due to the small number of academic trainees in this speciality. These figures exemplify the challenge in ensuring that academic pathology remains an attractive career choice for young clinicians and ensuring an environment where clinical service can interdigitate with emerging science.

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