SEHTA 2020 International MedTech Expo and Conference – Devices, Diagnostic, Digital – 26 March 2020, London
D4D are attending the South East Health Technologies Association (SEHTA) conference and expo in London on 26th March 2020 and will be exhibiting alongside our MIC Network and NIHR colleagues. It will be a great opportunity to meet with the MIC network to find out more about the value that collaboration with D4D and the wider network can bring to medtech product development. We are keen to meet with medtech SMEs at the event.
For more information about the programme or to exhibit, please click here.

Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) are pleased to announce the sixth Yorkshire & Humber Digital Health & Wellbeing Ecosystem #YHDigitalEco meeting, sponsored by University Centre at Wakefield College, and our partners ECHAlliance.

The event will be held at Unity Works, Wakefield, WF1 1EP. Registration 8.30am for a 9.30 am start with the event concluding at 3pm. We welcome all digital health and wellbeing stakeholders to attend including NHS patients, local authority, policy makers, industry and the voluntary sector.

The theme for this meeting is ‘The Innovation Adoption Challenge’ exploring the barriers to uptake of new ways of working using digital tools and potential solutions and strategies to overcome these barriers.

Speakers from across the regional and national digital health community will be talking about a range of shared issues and experiences including building the digital ready workforce, digital literacy and community engagement, integration, evidence and evaluation, and innovative commissioning; with case studies of innovation successes for shared learning (and collaboration!)


This meeting is for individuals and organisations interested in increasing the uptake of digital heath and technology enabled care in Yorkshire & the Humber through collaborative partnerships – including health and social care commissioners and providers, patients, local authorities, commercial organisations and the third sector.

You can register to attend the event here.

Breakout sessions: (please choose one of the following options)

The Importance of Evidence
Creating your adoption toolkit
Innovative Commissioning

Please note, this event is FREE to attend but a cancellation charge of £50 may apply if less than 48 hours’ cancellation notice is given.

Please ensure you send cancellation details to the event organiser by e mail or telephone. ( – 01924 614403 or mobile 07341 730001)

We request that delegates inform us of cancellations by 3rd March 2017 so that wherever possible we can reallocate the place to a person on the waiting list. Many of our events are often over-subscribed and your place can often be filled by another delegate.

GSPK Design Announce Iso 13485:2016 for the Design and Manufacture of Medical Devices

GSPK Design start 2017 as they mean to go on as they are delighted to announce the recent accreditation and approval of their quality management systems to ISO 13485:2016, a requirement for the design and manufacture of electronic devices for medical use.

The news of this success comes on the back of SBRI funding received in 2016 as GSPK Design come to the final design phase and manufacture of a revolutionary new EMG (electromyography) switch which will be classified as a Class I medical device. This wearable medical device, Emego, aims to help those with severe disabilities control equipment that they use on a day to day basis. Working with collaborative partners, Barnsley Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospital and the NIHR Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Co-operative (D4D), the project marks a point of growth for the electronics design and manufacturing company.

Following on from process and documentation improvements throughout 2016 and an extensive independent quality systems audit, North Yorkshire based electronic designers, GSPK Design were awarded a full accreditation by the British Standards Institution (BSI). ISO 13485:2016 is a highly-commended approval that sets the standard for companies to design and manufacture finished medical devices.

Now in its 17th year of operation, GSPK Design are set to grow from strength to strength with this successful news. Having worked on many different electronic projects throughout the years, GSPK Design has established itself as one of the leading electronic product design companies in North Yorkshire.

“We are delighted to have received the ISO 13485 accreditation. All staff involved have really worked hard together to deliver outstanding results from the audit,” Paul Marsh, Managing Director of GSPK Design said. “We can now build on our existing quality capabilities to develop new opportunities for projects in the medical device market which has been seeing continual growth for several years in the UK and we hope to work with new clients to create new and exciting products”