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Pathology Reporting is a special one-day pathology speech technology event for Histopathologists/BMS's. This event is being held on Thursday, 20th June 2019 at the Kettering Park Hotel & Spa, Kettering.

10:30 Coffee & Welcome
11:00 Introduction & Background - Dr Simon Wallace, Chief Clinical Information Officer - Nuance Communications UK
11:15 Customer Experience, Histopathology/cut-up reporting by speech recognition - Will Davies, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
12:00 Efficient Minimum Dataset reporting (for COSD) - Dr Fred Mayall - Musgrove Park Hospital,Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
12:45 Complimentary Lunch
13:30 Practical Speech Recognition for microscopy & cut-up - Malcolm Grant, Managing Director - TalkingPoint
14:15 Digital pathology - the future - Tim Wing, General Manager Digital Pathology Europe - Inspirata Europe Ltd
15:00 TDHC - A modern, fully integrated LIMS (with tracking) - Veronica Puttock, Global Product Manager - Technidata UK/Technidata Medical Software and Peter McCabe, UK Sales Manager - Technidata UK
15:15 Open Questions & Discussions.
15:30 Close


Kettering Park Hotel & Spa, Kettering Parkway, Kettering Venture Park, Kettering, NN15 6XT


For further information and to register to attend Pathology Reporting 2019 in Kettering please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44(0)1908 565 663

Speaker Profiles

Dr Fred Mayall MB, ChB, MD, FRCPath

Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

Professional interests

Fred Mayall is a Consultant Histopathologist working with Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust. He has a specialist interest in Lymphoma Pathology, Breast Pathology and Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology. He trained in Liverpool, Cardiff and Manchester, gaining an MD from the University of Bristol and becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. He worked in New Zealand for 14 years, setting up a private pathology service provider there, and developing IT solutions for pathology. He returned to the UK in 2008.

Free D Path specialist cellular pathology software

Fred started developing the specialist Free D Path software in 2009 as part of the NHS Lean Project for Histopathology. This software won an NHS Challenge Prize from the Secretary of State for Health in 2013 and the EHI Prize for the Best Use of IT to Support Clinical Treatment and Care in 2014. The software is now being developed and supported by a spin-out company formed by the Trust, Diagnostic Path Solutions Ltd, and is being installed in laboratories across the NHS. It supports minimum data set reporting and COSD XML cancer data submission. The software works on PCs & iPads and runs on the NHS N3 network. It interfaces with TalkingPoint’s voice recognition and process automation software, allowing it to be integrated with most laboratory information systems. 

Tim Wing

Inspirata Europe Ltd, Hampshire

Professional interests

Prior to joining Inspirata as General Manager for Inspirata Europe, Tim was a Senior Sales Executive with Omnyx® Digital Pathology/GE Healthcare in Europe for more than seven years. He has extensive experience and knowledge of the Omnyx Dynamyx software and its European install base. Prior to his position with Omnyx, Tim was Sales Manager for Clinical Information Systems for Northern Europe for GE from 2006-2011.
In addition to being responsible for Inspirata’s Pan-European operations, Tim oversees new business development and converting existing Omnyx customers to Inspirata’s long-term contracts for our Digital Pathology Workflow Solution.
Tim’s long career spans healthcare IT and healthcare device and software sales. Tim began his career in the City of London as a Programmer and Project Manager before moving into healthcare in 1990 as IT Manager at Ohmeda Steeton where he later became IT Director for Datex-Ohmeda and GE Healthcare IT, responsible for Global Business Systems.

Digital Pathology – the future

In this talk, we will explore briefly why we need to choose digital pathology, using relevant case studies and also exploring the comparison with the evolution of digital radiology. In addition, issues like validation and concerns relating to the diagnosis will be addressed. We will also make a case on why Digital Pathology is the way forward for the future of NHS Histopathology Services. Finally, issues related to fear of disruption in job security will also be discussed.  

Peter McCabe

Technidata UK

Professional interests

Peter is the Sales Manager of Technidata UK, global provider of multi-site, multi-discipline, Laboratory Information Systems (LIMS).

Peter spent 12 years in Pathology labs as an MLSO/Lab Manager, including Histology, Haematology and Veterinary Parasitology, before selling his soul to the commercial world, where he has gained a broad experience of sales/sales management to the NHS. Over the years, he has sold a broad portfolio of products from pharmaceuticals to theatre consumables, and ultimately IT Solutions such as LIMS and Electronic Patient Record.

Peter believes no single IT solution can answer all the complex needs of any customer. He has thus adopted a best-of breed-approach with Technidata UK, forming strategic partnerships with a number of 3rd party companies including TalkingPoint, offering the complete package that compliments and enhances the Technidata LIMS solution.

Veronica Puttock

Technidata UK/Technidata Medical Software

Professional interests

Veronica Puttock is Global Product Manager of Technidata UK, with responsibility for Histopathology, Blood Transfusion and related companion solutions. Based in the UK since 2017, Veronica spent the previous 16 years in the French Alps, the last ten working in Corporate Marketing for the Technidata Medical Software Group. Through a network of subsidiaries and distributors, Technidata supplies highly customisable solutions to both public and private laboratories across the world. Veronica’s role is to develop products that respond to local needs, regulatory requirements, and the latest innovations in healthcare. Digital pathology and integration are key interests.

Previously, Veronica worked in logistics and IT in the UK and Italy. Speaking four languages, she ran her own translation agency for seven years.

TDHC - A modern, fully integrated LIMS (with tracking)

Veronica will give a high-level overview of the tracking and integration features of TDHistoCyto, Technidata’s histopathology solution.

Will Davies

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Worcester

Professional interests

William Davies is a Senior Biomedical Scientist for Cellular Pathology at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust obsessed with solving problems and implementing IT systems to help do this. He has worked in a number of different of laboratories, both in large teaching hospitals and smaller district generals. In his spare time, he serves as a UK NEQAS assessor, contributes to the quality improvement faculty for his STP and is part of the team leading the West Midlands Digital Pathology Programme.

Malcolm Grant

GHG Software Developments Ltd (trading as TalkingPoint)

Professional interests

Malcolm Grant is the Managing Director of GHG Software Developments (t/a TalkingPoint). As a civil engineer working at Milton Keynes Development Corporation, Malcolm experimented with early desk-top computing. It was there he successfully developed software to automate engineering calculations and drawings, before he went on to develop the widely used modelling software.

The ability of speech recognition to drive design-aided software held a deep attraction for Malcolm; and as speech was being employed in day to day computing, the technology developed further. This enabled GHG Software Developments to concentrate on integrating speech recognition with third-party software, thereby creating practical economic work-flow solutions for healthcare professionals across a range of clinical specialities.

Dr Simon Wallace

Nuance Communications UK Ltd

Professional interests

Dr Simon Wallace is the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) of Nuance's Healthcare division in the UK and Ireland. Simon has worked as a GP, hospital and public health doctor in Brighton and London. His interest in healthcare informatics began in the 90s when he spent a year at the King's Fund investigating the impact of the internet on shared decision making between patients and their healthcare professionals. For the past 15 years, he has worked for a range of organisations including Bupa, Dr Foster, Cerner Corporation and GSK across a range of technologies which include electronic patient records, telemedicine, mobile health and lifestyle devices. Simon has a keen interest in the voluntary sector, recently completing a 7 year term as a Trustee for Fitzrovia Youth in Action, a children and young people's charity based in London.

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