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Change the “what if” discussions to “why not” solutions.
A forum where radiology professionals
and decision-makers can openly discuss the issues they face and the solutions that can solve them.


Past events

Roundtable The Shard
Improving Productivity in Radiology Services - Roundtable

Wednesday 17th May 2023

Hexarad Thought Leadership Institute hosted a roundtable at the The Shard London, focussed on workflow management, which featured an expert panel of Clive Kay (CEO of King's College Hospital), Erika Denton (Medical Director at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Trust) and Mike Farrar (former CEO of NHS Confed).

Thought leadership papers

Improving Productivity in Radiology Services

Upcoming events

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A&E On Call Roundtable

Wednesday 7th February

Mike Farrar (former CEO of NHS Confed) will be hosting a roundtable discussion on the topic of How Imaging Supports Emergency Departments (ED).


More details to follow shortly.

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Thought Leaders Interviews

Dr Mala Mawkin: Forbes 30 Under 30 Health Tech Speaker, Consultant and Researcher

Talk us through your career path to date:

I'm a qualified doctor with experience in health tech and consumer health start-ups, now specialising in healthcare transactions and portfolio support. I launched and previously hosted (2020-2022) the Royal Society of Medicine's Digital Health Podcast Series, and worked on projects with Harvard & Boston Children’s Hospital's Digital Health Accelerator, European Space Agency, and Malawi's E-Health unit....


Mike Farrar CBE

Talk us through your career path to date:

I was a failed sportsman that fell into the NHS working in health promotion and addiction services.  I worked my way up the NHS management ladder including doing 6 years on secondment to the Department of Health where I led mental health and primary care services, prior to being appointed as the CEO of Tees Health Authority aged 39. I then led 4 different Strategic Health Authorities over the next 11 years, the last if which was the North West SHA, the second biggest in the country. ...


Thought Leadership Blogs

We must focus on people not equipment when it comes to radiology technology

Monday 20th November 2023

In 1979, Hounsfield and Cormack won the Nobel prize in Medicine for the invention of the CT scanner. In the four decades since medical imaging has undergone a revolution...

Do we need a reality check when it comes to AI?

Monday 20th November 2023

We seem to be in the middle of yet another AI hype cycle, and radiology is usually one of the first areas it’s suggested that AI will be transformative. This technology is incredibly exciting...

Radiology is in crisis; so what should we do about it?

Monday 20th November 2023

It’s no secret that there is an enormous shortfall in the radiologist workforce, but the consequences of this are much more far-reaching than most people realise. Radiology sits at the heart...

NHS staff want more than just a pay rise, they want to feel valued

Monday 20th November 2023

A defining memory of the past year for many NHS staff will be 2023’s nurses, junior doctor, and consultant strikes. While simplistic media coverage has tended to focus on the issue of pay...

NHS leaders say improving radiology services is mission-critical for the NHS to cut waiting lists

Monday 20th November 2023

A group of healthcare experts, including NHS leaders, has said that the productivity of radiology services is mission-critical for the NHS if it is to achieve its targets...

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