Sola is the Founder of Aurora Medical Innovations, the start-up company devoted to making clinical trial match and enrolment more interactive for clinicians and patients and to increase the match success of patients to suitable trials. Hence cut time to approval of a new drug by between 30-50% and also save costs in the process. He thought of this idea when he was working at a Phase 1 Clinical Research Facility at the UCL and saw how it was sometimes difficult for patients to enrol on a suitably matched clinical trial. This project would be powered by machine learning algorithms and powerful match algorithms similar to ones used by dating sites.
He was shortlisted and made it to the 2nd stage of screening and pre-filming of the BBC ‘The Apprentice’ in 2010
Faheem Ahmed is a foundation doctor and the youngest appointed Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow following completion of his undergraduate training at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. He co-founded HealthMakeSpace (HMS), a digital collaboration platform connecting SMEs with clinicians to co-create more useful and scalable medtech. Faheem is collaborating with national bodies to develop an accreditation system recognising and rewarding doctors’ innovation efforts through HMS. He has a Masters in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and has been awarded fellowships by Oxford, Stanford and Harvard Universities. He is also the appointed UK open school lead at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and permanent council member of the G4 Alliance for Global Surgery, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia.
A paediatric trainee working within the West Midlands with a drive to boost breastfeeding rates and therefore improve child health. There are many challenges facing mothers and armed with personal experience! I will focus my project towards tackling the barriers to public feeding and support.
Originally from North Wales and trained in Liverpool (2010) as a dentist, Yasmin was inspired to find out more about public health and the workings of the NHS. Yasmin has worked in general practice, secondary care, community services and public health, and in organisations including PHE, HEE, Local Authority, CCG and within an STP.
Most recent projects include working with the North Central London STP, urgent dental care, part of a project team reviewing Mental Health LTP plans and developing an e newsletter with colleagues for future dental leaders (E-CF). In her spare time Yasmin enjoys drumming, snowboarding and anything outdoors, she has recently developed a travelogue video channel.
Her newly developed filming, editing and presenting skills are also being used for dentistry producing videos to illustrate the benefits of digital dentistry, and are being developed for wider healthcare as part of her clinical entrepreneurship post with NHS England. Working on utilising the medium of videos to communicate developments in healthcare transformation to inform and engage frontline staff. Yasmin is also looking at opportunities for collaboration with other clinical entrepreneurs regarding health literacy and communication with patients and the public in different accessible formats.
Ali Nehme Bahsoun
Ali Nehme Bahsoun is passionate about education and innovation. He spent much of his time in medical school working at a simulation lab for undergraduates and urology trainees. As a medical student Ali developed a diversity of simulation products and represented the UK at the Urology simulation Olympics in Beijing.
Since medical school Ali has worked for a booming medical startup, Touch Surgery, where he delivered the academic validation of the simulator and now leads the product team on how and what to build for the future of the company.
Aroon qualified as a doctor from Imperial College School of Medicine. He then went on to train as an orthopaedic surgeon in London. Alongside this, he gained a Masters in Education and completed an executive MBA at Imperial Business School. He has also worked as a management consultant for two years in a Big Four consulting firm.
He’s sat on advisory boards for several hospitals, led on several projects, written an Amazon bestseller and is one of the co-founders of Eurekadoc.
He is passionate about education; leadership; healthcare; and social entrepeneurship.
He cares deeply about improving the ways things run for the benefit of end users as well as the staff on the ground; using time effectively; and respecting people.
He believes strongly in the principles of the clinical entrepreneurship program and the value it can bring to patients, staff and the wider NHS family.
Matthew Beddoe and Surina Chibber
Matthew and Surina are co-founders of www.MyLocumManager.com, a financial toolkit designed to streamline and automate the heavy administration burden of locum work for both GPs and for the NHS. Both are passionate about using technology and innovation to improve efficiency and save money within the NHS..
Faraaz Bhatti is a Specialty Registrar in Emergency Medicine and a Clinical Entrepreneur based in the northern half of England. He is committed to positive change and adaptation in healthcare in a world where tech is advancing at a rapid pace. He believes passionately in innovation and sees how vital it is that acute care and the emergency services keep up – for the NHS, its staff and most importantly for our patients.
Anish is a Cardiology registrar and Founder of mrimypacemaker. This is a national campaign to ensure pacemaker patients have the same access to MRI scans as everyone else. He is building services through education, service design (locally shortlisted for two awards), national policy and technological solutions. He has previously set up cardiac services in Peru, led conference media teams and developed mobile applications. With the aim of improving patient care, he has combined his clinical experience with an MSc in cost effectiveness and biotechnology; MBA modules; and previous employment in financial services. He has also been awarded a British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship with which he is using 3D machine learning techniques to improve our understanding of heart disease.
Having completed his Foundation training, Thomas is on the Clinical Entrepreneurship Program to further develop the medical photography mobile application, Pigeon Post. Pigeon Post enables healthcare professionals to take consented photos and securely share them on their smartphones thus improving patient care, while saving the NHS time and money.
Peter is a director (knowledge and intelligence) in Public Health England and advocate for public health entrepreneurship and influential public health leadership. He is working on develop a support programme for public health entrepreneurs and an innovative approach to decision making using data science, automation and digital techniques. He wants to hear from anyone who has an innovation relevant to public health.
Sarah Clifford is a medical illustrator who graduated from the University of Southampton Medical School in July. Through years of study during two degrees, Sarah has developed a technique of turning scientific topics and concepts into bright, colourful illustrated notes which make subjects easier to understand and remember.
Sarah developed this method further as a private biology tutor during medical school, and has since taken to sharing her work on social media where she now has a combined following on Instagram and Facebook (Sarah Clifford Illustrations) of over 100,000. She now sells her work on her website, and her first notes pack has sold in over 500 colleges and universities across over 50 different countries. She has illustrated resources for various medical companies and has worked with Apple on a number of occasions, including hosting live science illustration events at the flagship store in London. She is now focusing on creating more resources to share.
Rob is coming to the end of his anaesthetics training, with an interest in paediatrics. Rob has created Medberry, a health tech start up. Medberry aims to provide simple, quick procedural logbooks to empower professionals to improve their own practice and to free up time to be more patient facing.
Stephanie Eltz is an Orthopaedic registrar and co-founder of Doctify. Doctify is a platform connecting patients and doctors. Stephanie is passionate about improving transparency in healthcare.
Chris is an anaesthetic trainee, NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur and Bloomsbury Innovation Group clinical fellow. He is doing a PhD at University College London assessing the impact of health technology and innovation on children’s anxiety before an operation. Through virtual/augmented reality and immersive medical devices he is enhancing children’s hospital experiences and improving surgical outcomes.
Sarah Fissler is a Paediatric Registrar at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital who is undertaking Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Grid training. She is working on a series of Patient and Parent Information Videos to be used within the Children’s Services to provide information to families and improve patient experience. She has also been working with colleagues, IBM and the Hartree facility in using Digital Interface Technology within the hospital to provide a interactive ‘Living Hospital’ environment.
Sam is a Core Surgical Trainee in the Wessex Deanery. He has been involved in a number of medical innovation projects throughout training, and is co-founder of the secure medical imaging application Pigeon Post. Pigeon Post enables healthcare professionals to take consented photos and securely share them on their smartphones thus improving patient care, while saving the NHS time and money.
Maulik J Gandhi (Mal) has completed his training in Trauma & Orthopaedics (subspecialty shoulder and elbow). He has diverse interests which has enabled him to connect with clinical and non-clinical parties. He received the BOA International Travelling Fellowship to South Korea (July – Aug 2017). He used this fellowship uniquely as a mix of clinical experience and innovation.
Mal is passionate about improving teaching methods and the use of simulation. He is part of the British Orthopaedic Association simulation working group. He has assembled an international team to develop an arthroscopic simulation curriculum that spans the UK, India, Brazil and South Korea, and this is drawing commercial interest.
Always believing things can be done better, he has developed instrument prototypes which may feature in an operation near you soon! He has managed to gain the support of doctors with his novel ideas that stretch beyond orthopaedics.
Will Gao is a clinical medical student at University College London and one of the youngest appointed NHS Clinical Entrepreneurs. He holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Physiology and was awarded the UCL undergraduate research prize as well as the International Physiology Society research prize.
Will has a strong in interest in digital innovation and its potential in healthcare and was Chairman of Enterprise and Innovation of the UCL Medical society, and directed the largest student-led MedTech conference of 2017.
Will is also co-founder of Suvera, a mobile application designed to ease the burden of medication management for patients. They were winners of the Doctorpreneurs start-up competition.
Will also feels passionately about looking after both body and mind. He has a drive to improve quality of lives, and is fascinated about optimising human performance which has led him to be co-founder of Mindful Medic, a bespoke mindfulness course backed by UCL Medical School.
James is a dual trained Engineer and Doctor and is an Ear, Nose and Throat surgical trainee in London. Since medical school he has been developing an implantable robotic voice box to help patients who need to have their own removed. He has taken the idea from conception, built a team around the idea and with that team is developing a prototype device with the help of a £1.4m grant from the Wellcome Trust.
Nidhi Gupta is a Consultant in Acute and General Medicine and award winning writer and producer with her own production company Busy Doctors’ Films. She co-founded Clinical Skills Pro, an online portal for comprehensive MRCP PACES video based revision course. Nidhi had worked around the world including with the World Health Organisation and In Papua New Guinea with International SOS. Nidhi also advises the international Optical supply company, Ophthalmic Experts Ltd.
Nidhi currently divides her time between her online medical education business, developing feature films and working in the NHS.
Dr Sohaib Imtiaz is a Doctor, Digital Innovation Director for the British Society of Lifestyle medicine. He has a Masters in Public Health. He has also spent a year studying at Imperial College Business School where he learnt a diverse range of skills and developed an interest in digital health and behavioural economics. Sohaib is an innovator and was selected to take part in Harvard Business School’s first ever virtual classroom experience taught by MBA professors. He is passionate about using technology such as apps and wearables to get data to optimise health. He believes in exponential thinking and using digital health to help people focus on prevention in order to dramatically reduce chronic diseases in the population.
Sohaib is also involved in lifestyle medicine videos for David Lloyd’s social media to help increase awareness in the population. He believes in setting an example for patients in living a healthy life and since an early age always ensured he gets his ‘5 a day’. He hopes he can use his diverse skill set to come up with solutions to help people live healthier lives.
Wikum Jayatunga is a Public Health Registrar in the London KSS Deanery, currentlycompleting a MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.He completed his foundation training in the Oxford Deanery after medical school at ImperialCollege, where he also completed an intercalated BSc in Management. His innovation‘HealthSketch’ is to make health information more engaging for patients using digitalanimation and social media.
beyna is a London based Occupational Medicine Registrar and Founder of Medic Footprints – the largest organisation for medical professionals exploring alternative careers and wellbeing. Medic Footprints has become a popular and established brand amongst the medical community by taking a non-prescriptive approach in supporting those considering non-conventional career paths. Abeyna was celebrated as a finalist in the Black British Business Awards 2016.
Rahil Kassamali is a specialist registrar in Diagnostic and Interventional radiology. With an ambition for innovation and excellency in medicine he aspires to solve the problems currently facing radiology.
To date he has published in excess of 25 articles and has presented his work internationally. In 2012 he was invited to give the key note talk at TEDxBrum talking on the topic of “the next revolution of medicine”. In 2015 he was recognised for his contribution to medicine with the award of Asian Professional of the Year in the category of medicine.
Under the mentorship of the NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur Programme his goal is to revolutionise the delivery of high quality medical imaging reports. His current special interests relate to teleradiology.
Christopher Kelly is a paediatrics trainee in London, currently doing a neurosciences PhD at King’s College London and the Evelina Children’s Hospital. He is working on an app called NeoMate, which helps doctors and nurses looking after sick newborn babies, providing drug and infusion calculations, checklists and concise reference information.
Muhammad Khan is a Foundation Year 2 doctor and a Clinical Entrepreneur based in the North West. Muhammad is passionate about empowering children’s health and recently, co-founded an award winning initiative known as Our Healthy Future which delivers entrepreneurial solutions to children’s health through open collaboration and innovative solutions.
Ryan is a Plastic Surgery Registrar in Oxford, and the founder of two Healthcare start-ups – ASep Healthcare and Lister Care. ASep Healthcare was set-up in 2005 to commercialise Tournistrip, a single-use tourniquet Ryan designed at medical school. Tournistrip is now one of the most commonly used tourniquets in the NHS and is sold globally.
Lister Care is a new start-up improving the surgical patient’s journey and optimising the theatre workflow.
In addition to his entrepreneurial activities, Ryan is the National Lead for innovation for the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgeons.
Amal Lad is a GP trainee based in the West Midlands. He is passionate about collaborating medicine with creative expression to improve health and well-being. The Programme has given Amal an opportunity to develop Meducasian – a project that aims to change conversations around health in the Asian community through film, music and art. “Hearing Tumours” is an attempt to express symptoms of a brain tumour using music and is the first of the Meducasian series.
Aside from being a doctor, Amal is a musician and has composed music for projects varying from verbatim theatre on domestic violence to music for a London hospital art trail to mobilise long stay patients.
Paul Y F Lee is a senior fellow in the Exeter Hip Unit and recently obtain a consultant post as a Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon in Lincolnshire. He is the founding director of Consent Plus and committed to improving the consent process for elective surgery. He aims to engage patient and their relatives via an interactive approach to improving their dialogue with the surgical team. Consentplus.com has been featured by specialist society, such as the British Orthopedics Association, Association for Perioperative Practice, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Nursing Time; as well as by many surgeons, health care professionals, patients and their relatives, this patient based approach has improved the quality of patient pathway and has received funding from the health foundation to further develop the concept.
Consultant paediatric anaesthetist, leader, techie, dancer, straight-talker.
Developing Team Screen- an interactive electronic dashboard to aid clinicians during cardiac arrest and other life-threatening emergencies.
Dafydd Loughran is a Clinical AI Researcher at Babylon Health, and Co-Founder of Surgical Consent with fellow NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Edward St John. At Babylon Health, Dafydd works with machine learning data scientists and software engineers to develop solutions to some of the biggest challenges in healthcare, with the aim of making affordable and accessible global healthcare a reality. Surgical Consent is an electronic and data-driven shared decision making platform, empowering patients to make care decisions that are right for them.
Gauruv Malhan is a Forensic Psychiatry trainee in the Wessex Deanery. Using his passion for innovation, he founded www.map-em.com – the one stop shop for all doctors / other healthcare professionals, which provides hospital specific guidelines/medical calculators/mini drug database/contact directory and a courses and conference finder.
Ragav is medical student at University College London with a background in medical physics and bioengineering. So far on his entrepreneurial journey, he’s led the UCL Entrepreneurs Society to raise £15,000 (now recognised as the ‘Best UK University Enterprise Society’), managed the society’s Fund to invest £7000+ in student ventures and co-founded Kickstart London to accelerate 16 student startups since 2015. Currently, Ragav is working to solve the monitoring of chronic diseases (e.g. heart failure) through creating novel digital health solutions.
Maryanne trained at The Norwich Medical School and subsequently completed her Foundation Training in the Eastern Region. She is a Clinical Research Fellow at Cambridge University Hospitals and has led three regional patient safety projects for the Eastern Academic Health Sciences Network. Maryanne is undertaking a Doctorate at the University of Cambridge and her research interests are in the field of patient safety in the NHS, human factors and the use of innovation solutions to prevent never events and serious adverse events. Maryanne is a fellow of the NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme and two of her safety innovations have been supported the programme: the Non-injectable arterial connector (NIC), designed to prevent wrong route drug administration, and the WireSafe, designed to prevent retained foreign objects. Maryanne is also a founding fellow of the Q initiative.
Tom Micklewright is a GP registrar and Medical Leadership Fellow in the North West. With the support of the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, Tom has worked in collaboration with teachers and schools to launch Head Salad Wellbeing, a company delivering a fun and engaging educational programme to school-age children with the goal of preventing mental illness in later life. Head Salad completed a successful pilot at the end of 2016 and is expanding to secure contracts with more schools across the North West.
Stefan Mitrasinovic is an Academic Foundation Doctor with an avid interest in applying digital solutions to healthcare and education. Stefan qualified from UCL Medical School in 2017 and during his education successfully co-founded the UCL MedTech Conference and set up the first student-led UCL Quality Improvement Group, which went on to compete in the National NHS Quality Improvement Championship and achieve first place.
His experience in running teams extends to the computer science field, where he has previously co-founded his own game development company, which launched a critically acclaimed strategy game with over half a million downloads.
Stefan’s experience from these projects is now being focused into developing healthcare platforms to improve the efficiencies of patient care and presenting data in novel ways. This includes a MND Clinic Patient Dashboard that presents data and trends for both patients and clinicians to utilize. As well as an algorithm driven clinical task list, perfect for collecting a rich source of data and allowing seamless and safe handovers to colleagues.
Rebecca graduated from Medical School in 2012 and has subsequently completed two years of Core Surgical Training. Currently, as part of the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, Rebecca is working on a project uniting her passion for Surgery and Art. Her work tackles the concepts of society stereotypes and the challenges by those living with a disfigurement.
Chloe is a Consultant Interventional Radiologist working in Brighton, who has a passion for radiology art. Using state-of-the-art static and dynamic imaging, she enables us to see the beauty of our bodies, from the inside. Many of us will have had fluoroscopic, radiographic, CT or MRI pictures taken of our bodies, usually to the aid diagnosis. But we don’t all get to admire them. Using these exquisite images to produce unique personalised 2D and 3D art forms, Chloe wants everybody to appreciate just how extraordinary their body is.
Kinan Muhammed is a Neurology clinical fellow working at the University of Oxford. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship to investigate motivational deficits affecting neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. His research uses a combination of biosensors, eye tracking and brain imaging to understand the mechanisms underlying apathy and is developing new methods of measuring motivation. He was recently invited by TEDxNHS to discuss his work on how understanding motivation can make us healthier. Kinan also has a strong interest in the use of technology in medical education, he is the co-founder of the online learning platform SyriaScholar, which provides remote teaching to medical students in Syria.
Richard O’Byrne is an Anaesthetics Registrar based in Liverpool and inventor of Ottoley. Working with developers at Horizon Strategic Partners, Ottoley is an app which can be used to offer training opportunities, up to the last minute, in the busy clinical setting. This helps allied health professionals, medical students and doctors of all grades to learn, more efficiently, new skills and allows clinicians who want to teach, create last minute training sessions in areas of interest. If you would like to trial Ottoley in your trust, get in touch via the website.
Odhran O’Donoghue is a second-year medical student currently studying at the University of Oxford. At 20 years of age, he is the youngest Clinical Entrepreneur on the programme. He is the lead developer of Interactomy – a software project to help students and doctors learn and remember anatomy more effectively. Odhran has worked in Silicon Valley with the CEOs of Eventbrite, Evernote, and App dynamics, is currently also leading the development of two non-medical startups. His interests are in software, machine learning, neurology, and brain-machine interfaces. Odhran is an Innovation Consultant to a student-run Venture Capital organisation in Oxford, and leads a group of Oxford student entrepreneurs.
Lanre Olaitan is an emergency medicine Doctor based in Manchester. Lanre obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Bristol Medical School. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacology.
Lanre is the co-founder of the venture capital backed medical technology startup MedCircuit. MedCircuit is a proprietary algorithmic pre-triage and pre-consultation risk stratification software that improves efficiency in hospital emergency departments and general practices. The technology is deployed in hospital settings and can be used by patients on arrival or prior to arrival. The MedCircuit software alleviates pressures on clinicians and streamlines processes within the NHS.
MedCircuit was the winner of the Innovate UK Digital Health Technology Catalyst 2017, and a finalist in the Health Enterprise East Launch Annual Innovation Awards 2017.
Medcircuit has received an external funding with a valuation of 2 million pounds. Medcircuit raised the funds from several prominent UK venture capitalist firms and the company is using this funding to expand its operation in the NHS and abroad.
Dr Jing Ouyang
Dr Jing Ouyang is the Academic Foundation Doctor in Endocrinology at University Aintree Hospital and the Peter G Milner Fellow in Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Liverpool. He is currently taking a break from clinical training to work as a Chief Medical Officer for NOVA and clinical innovation fellow at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. He co-founded an award-winning medical device company called Aergo which develops dynamic postural support seating devices for patients in wheelchairs.
Dr Matt Pendleton
Matt is a specialty Paediatrics Trainee and Clinical Entrepreneur based in the North West of England. He is the Founder of WardWatch, a platform that captures just in time learning to bring clinical teaching into the 21st century. Interests include digital health, user experience in healthcare, education and genetics.
Dr Lewis Potter is a GP registrar and founder of Geeky Medics, an online medical education platform that enables medical students to learn clinical skills at their convenience through the use of an intuitive website and app. He is currently working on the Geeky Medics Quiz platform which allows medical students to learn more effectively by answering questions in an algorithmically generated spaced repetition quiz. Medical students, paramedics, nurses and physician associates can also teach their peers by creating their own multiple choice question (MCQ) or single best answer (SBA) quiz.
Zeshan Qureshi is an academic and clinical paediatrician based in London. Through setting up a medical publishing company, Zeshan aims to harness the insights, altruism, and hard work of medical students and junior doctors to produce relatable textbooks for trainees, using a unique ‘flipped publishing’ model. He continues to practice as a doctor, and his research work explores the academic foundation to the philosophy underlying his textbooks. In 2015, Zeshan won the “New Leader” award from the Association for the Study for Medical Education, and this year he won the “Young Author” award at the 2017 British Medical Association Medical Book Awards.
Dr Namrata Rastogi
Namrata is a General Practitioner and Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (2014). She is a partner of Station Road Surgery in Frimley, and a Member of the Surrey Heath CCG Governing Body.
Namrata graduated from King’s College London Medical School with Distinction, and a BSc with honours in Neuroscience & Neuropsychology. She also completed sub-internships at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Medical School.
Namrata is committed to raising global standards of healthcare through innovation. She has published scientific research on device closure of heart defects in paediatric surgery. She is also Co-founder and Director of Lister Care, a digital health company which empowers patients undergoing surgery through a mobile communication platform, Lister.
Namrata was winner of the London Healthcare Innovation Hackathon, 2016 and Finalist of the London Healthtech Challenge, 2017.
Adnan Raja is a medical doctor having completed Core Medical Training in 2015 at the Royal Free Hospital. He then went on to complete an education fellowship before embarking on the Darzi Leadership Programme at the same trust. During this time he designed and implemented a number of improvement initiatives across North London. Examples include developing a trust-wide strategy for Quality Improvement training, systems design of clinical pathways across numerous trusts, promoting service user-led healthcare design, and working closely with Junior Doctors to improve morale and working environment. Adnan has presented his work in national and international forums, and picked up a few awards in the process. He is currently developing a film production company with a focus on healthcare. He is keen to combine his passion for filmmaking and his insight as a frontline clinician and NHS manager, to produce films that will impact staff and patient outcomes.
Radoslaw is a junior doctor, who is passionate about application of technology to improve patient care and wellbeing. He is currently working on a project which will utilise chatbot and AI technology for self care and treatment monitoring of people with common chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. This will empower patients, educate them about the chronic condition they suffer, and reduce rates of medical complications arising from medications non-compliance and delayed diagnosis.
I have realised that research is a path that may lead to innovation, realising the potential to fulfil an entrepreneur journey that can potentially change the world. Without guidance and support it is hard to dig the innovator in you or unearth the potential that can deliver the most exciting worthiness of not oneself but also of the innovation to be delivered. I am interested in pain in trauma and orthopaedics, I believe I have the answer to tackle this problem that can huge impact. I want to deliver a new technology that can tackle pain.
Dr Ish Saxena
Ish is a GP trainee based in the North West of England. He is involved in innovations in primary care, and currently undertaking an infrastructure innovation project in his home town. He is the founder and CEO of “F3’ing It!” – a start up focusing on supporting doctors and providing the best opportunities for those seeking training breaks. The organisation, launched in March 2017, is collaborating with doctors, NHS trusts and non NHS organisations throughout the country. His other interests include teaching, for which he has received multiple awards from the University of Manchester. His latest project involves novel ways of helping international doctors adapt to work and life in the UK.
Yusuf is the co-founder/CEO at Quit Genius and a medical graduate from Imperial College London. Quit Genius is a mobile app the delivers personalised therapy to help people quit smoking. The app has enrolled over 150,000 patients and has multiple peer-reviewed academic papers behind it. The startup has received venture funding from VC and angel investors including Y combinator and Merck & Co. Previously, Yusuf exited a social networking startup aged 14 and has co-authored 11 peer-reviewed medical publications. He is a Y Combinator alumni and was featured by Forbes on their 30 under 30 2018 list for young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders.
Rahul is an orthopaedic surgeon trainee based in London. His interest lies in quality improvement and is currently creating a platform using technology to improve Best Practice Tariff compliance and hence improve patient care nationally.
He has also successfully completed an MD, doctorate thesis on mesenchymal stem cells. This has fuelled his desire to create novel treatment strategies for degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis.
Bala is a Biomedical Scientist and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) specialist. In addition to being Head of the Haematology and Blood Transfusion Department at Homerton, he is also a researcher and data science enthusiast. He has been working in the NHS for the past 14 years. He successfully led the team through UKAS ISO 15189 quality accreditation and MHRA compliance. He has co-authored multiple peer reviewed articles.
Bala has an MSc from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, a BSc and MBA from Kakatiya University in India. His first business venture was to establish a software training company for Sopar – a Canadian charity which operates in southern India. His other passions include Neuroscience & Direction of Scientific documentaries.
Dr Kiran Sodha is a GP in Warwickshire and currently studying an MBA at the University of Warwick. Since qualifying as a GP in 2015, he has developed an interest the use of the Internet and technology in improving the delivery of healthcare to fit the needs of the UK population.
He is currently creating an online private prescription service, and plans to use his developing expertise in bringing about innovation in the delivery of healthcare in the UK within the NHS.
Dr Elliot Street is the co-founder and Managing Director of Inovus Medical, a leading designer and manufacturer of medical and surgical simulators and medical devices. Elliot graduated from Manchester Medical School following an intercalated degree in Anatomical Science before completing his foundation training in the Oxford deanery. Inovus’ products are now in over 50% of NHS Trusts and over 35 countries worldwide; industry customers include some of the largest medical device companies in the world including Olympus, Medtronic, Bard and Cook Medical. Of particular interest to the Clinical Entrepreneur programme is Inovus Medical’s unique Turnkey Commercialisation service.
The service utilises Inovus’ knowledge in product design, manufacturing and marketing to bring newly developed medical devices to market. These devices are often developed within Universities or NHS Trusts. If you have a device development in mind or are already involved with a device development then get in touch with Elliot at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt Stammers is a senior gastroenterology trainee with an interest in computer science. His particular interests lie at the interface of data science & predictive analytics, endoscopy/early cancer detection and the relevant application of emerging technologies to longstanding systemic problems. He is currently working on models to predict un-necessary endoscopic examinations & experimenting with smart contracts to see how they might be applied to healthcare in future.
Kyle Stewart is a GP trainee developing several different novel medical products that could soon be on a ward near you!
Along with two biomedical research projects in collaboration with Exeter University, Kyle is also looking to commercialise some of the unused assets within the NHS to generate wealth for the healthcare sector.
Edward St John
Edward St John is a Breast and General surgical specialist trainee in South London. He has also been completing a PhD whilst working as a Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College under the guidance of Professor Darzi and was awarded a research fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is the founder of OpInform, a digital platform for producing procedure specific, patient bespoke, surgical Consent forms. OpInform has been successfully piloted at a number of NHS trust and won the BAPRAS best process innovation award. Edward has recently joined with SurgicalConsent.co.uk to create a mobile and desktop solution to shared clinical decision making to enhance the process of surgical consent. Edward has published data on the benefits of using electronic consent in comparison to traditional handwritten consent forms. Edward, alongside the SurgicalConsent team plan for NHS wide adoption of their innovative consenting system, for the benefit of patients, doctors and hospitals. In addition to Edward’s experience and expertise in the eHealth and digital consent domains, he has also been working on a research project with the intelligent Knife (iKnife) for the detection of cancer during surgery. He has won several prestigious prizes, presented his work at numerous international conferences and has published extensively in a number of high impact journals. He has a particular passion for the implementation of innovative surgical devices and their potential role in disrupting traditional clinical workflows for the benefit of patients.
Inspired by his experiences from either end of the scalpel, Axel founded myrecovery with fellow surgeon-patient Tom Harte to transform the patient experience.
Myrecovery is a mobile app that uses award-winning design and self-care tools to inform and empower patients through every step of their preparation and recovery from orthopaedic surgery. By harnessing the power of machine learning and engaging people in their own treatment, myrecovery promotes a smoother, safer and more efficient delivery of care.
Chris is the Co-Director and Chief Operating Officer of Dimec, a completely unique App that, thanks to pairings with GP computer systems and pharmacies, allows patients to order repeat prescriptions directly to their GP and be notified when their prescription is ready for collection from their chosen pharmacy.
Chris Whittle is an anaesthetic trainee turned entrepreneur, and founder/CEO of MyMed. He is passionate about helping to solve NHS problems with technology. To that end, MyMed is about bringing a free video GP service to those who need it right now.
Matt Wilson is an anaesthetic trainee and former Medical Officer with the Royal Marines. He is the founder of uMed; a platform providing personalised knowledge feeds for healthcare professionals which combines the latest research with collective clinical experience to spread excellence in practice.
Tejas is an Orthopaedic Registrar training in London and a NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur. He is the founder of knowmyop.com. This is a platform which allows surgeons to create personalised, interactive, pre-operative education tools for their patients enabling them to be better prepared for their operation.