16–18 October, Helsinki, Finland

Scientific Programme

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Armstrong, Richard
Head of Health Registries

Richard heads Northgate Public Services’ (NPS) Registries business.  Having worked extensively in the field of healthcare informatics, he has run and managing delivery of national programmes associated with the collection and reporting of clinical and administrative healthcare data.  He is NPS Programme Director for the National Joint Registry (delivered on behalf of the Department of Health and HQIP), and more recently Spine Tango (through a contract with EUROSPINE).

Through his work in registries, Richard has defined and developed information services for surgeons, healthcare managers, industry, regulatory authorities and patients.

Richard represents NPS on the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel (ODEP) and also in its work on Beyond Compliance, an initiative focused upon supporting the risk-based, step-wise introduction of new devices to market.

He has particular interest in supporting the development and growth of sustainable, high quality clinical registries servicing multiple stakeholder groups, to enhance assessment of quality, outcome and effectiveness of treatments for patients.


12:00 - 13:50
Spine Tango
Location: Meeting Room 102
13:10 - 13:25  
The new Spine Tango platform and EU medical device regulations
13:35 - 13:45  
Discussion: Horizons for spinal registries - What more can registries do to improve patient safety, experiences and outcomes?
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