Innovation Pathways and Prioritisation within Primary Healthcare CPD Series

A series of four workshops designed to introduce the process for identifying innovation pathways & prioritisation within primary healthcare.

The 4 part CPD series – Innovation Pathways and Prioritisation within Primary Healthcare – will commence on the 16th of June 2021.

Smart D8 is delighted to partner with CALIN – Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network and Wales Cancer Research Centre in supporting GPs on their innovation journey.

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About this event

Innovation Pathways and Prioritisation within Primary Healthcare: 4-Part Series CPD

You are invited to join a series of four workshops designed to introduce the process for identifying innovation pathways & prioritisation within primary healthcare. The Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network (CALIN) is hosting this free virtual series in collaboration with the Welsh Cancer Research Centre (WCRC) and the Dublin Smart D8 Programme.

When: Wednesdays on 16th, 23rd & 30th June and 7th July 2021

Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm, BST

Who: General Practitioners / Practice Managers of SME Primary Healthcare Practices

If participants are eligible (see below) for this 4-part event, they will need to join each of the four live sessions and participate to be awarded a certificate acknowledging their attendance and recognising the accumulation of 8 hours of CPD. For Irish General Practitioners we have applied for CPD Recognition with the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) for this event series. For all others, the certificate can serve as support towards your personal learning records.


The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a digital health evolution across healthcare, highlighting the potential for innovations within primary healthcare that could create long-term impacts for patient health and service efficiency. However, prioritising which innovations to invest time and money in and navigating the innovation pathway is a challenging prospect.


Comprising of 4 sessions of 2-hours each over a four-week period, you will explore how to assess the patient needs that will benefit most from innovation, how to prioritise your efforts for maximum output, and how to build the best solution for your practice. You will learn techniques to help define outputs and measures, and to build a development action plan. You will have the opportunity to work with industry experts and development specialists. The aim is to provide an innovation process to primary healthcare practices that will enable you to prioritise digital innovations and engage with support mechanisms within Wales and/or Ireland to progress innovations to implementation.


Register your interest for this event to attend the whole series, and we will check your eligibility based on the following criteria:

  • Your Primary Healthcare Practice will need to be an SME
  • Only one representative from the practice can attend, due to a restriction in participant numbers

Specialist Innovation Speaker and Workshop Format

Over the course of 4 weeks, the 2-hour sessions will be split to include a guest speaker who will address some key aspects of the healthcare digital innovation landscape in Wales and/or Ireland. Sessions will be followed by an interactive workshop hosted by Chris James from Business Partners, who will take you step by step through the innovation pathways for Primary Healthcare, and assisting you in creating a tailored innovation-decision model for your practice:

  • Part 1: Understanding the Innovation Process
  • Part 2: Planning for Innovation
  • Part 3: Implementing Innovation
  • Part 4: Bringing Innovation to Wales and Ireland

The workshops will address the issues, challenges and processes associated with innovation pathways within Primary Healthcare, through individual exercises and group activities with discussions in break out rooms. An electronic workbook will be provided to each participant, which will align with the content and activities within the workshops. It will also provide opportunities for discussion and Q&A, whilst building working relationships with health professionals, business innovation experts, and key people within the Welsh and Irish digital innovation landscape.

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