Sola Adeleke 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. He aims to 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. Sola has a long history of entrepreneurship – 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.
Beenish Akhtar is a paediatric trainee doctor 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 she will focus her project towards tackling the barriers to public feeding and support.
Faraaz Bhatti is a Specialty Registrar in Emergency Medicine and a Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow 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.
Thomas Bloomfield joined the programme after completing his Foundation training 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.
Chris Evans is an anaesthetic trainee 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 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.
Wikum Jayatunga is a Public Health Registrar in the London Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery, currently completing 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 Imperial College, where he also completed an intercalated BSc in Management. His innovation ‘HealthSketch’ is designed to make health information more engaging for patients using digital animation and social media.
Abeyna Jones 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. 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”, and in 2015 he awarded 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 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.
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.
Hannah Lonsdale is a consultant paediatric anaesthetist who describes herself as a leader, techie, dancer and straight-talker! She is developing Team Screen: an interactive electronic dashboard to aid clinicians during cardiac arrest and other life-threatening emergencies.
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.
Mark Martin is a Doctor in the North West and the founder of Set Points, a service that allows users to predict their risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Users with diabetes can take the guess work out of finding how healthy they truly are, and discover if their lifestyle and medications are having the desired effects. Those looking to prevent these common conditions, reduce or stop medication will be supported by the programme. Mark has a background in research and treating chronic diabetic leg ulcers. Set Points aim is to drive behaviour change in doctors and patients, when managing long-term conditions.
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.
Rebecca Morris graduated in medicine 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 experienced by those living with a disfigurement.
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.
Tapas Mukherjee is a respiratory registrar who created Breakfast at Glenfield, and The Inhaler Song, two musical videos that demonstrated how education and entertainment should co-exist in health education. His award winning work has attracted interest from organisations around the country who are keen to collaborate to create more future successes.
Oliver Ng is a general surgical trainee at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham. Together with consultant colorectal surgeon Ayan Banerjea, he has developed NUHCLEUS, software designed for direct to test screening and remote follow up, reducing the need for patients to attend hospital for cancer diagnosis and follow up.
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 business innovation development company 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.
Lewis Potter is a junior doctor and founder of Geeky Medics (https://geekymedics.com), an online education platform that enables medical students to learn clinical skills at their convenience through the use of an intuitive website and app.
Dr Rachel Reaveley is a final year registrar in Rehabilitation Medicine. She has a passion for medical education and understands the challenges of remaining up to date in a rapidly changing and exciting specialty.
She has built a prototype digital platform to facilitate sharing educational opportunities and for multi-disciplinary professionals to interact with innovative online cases.
Matt is a Gastroenterology SpR working on the South Coast. He is passionately interested in online tech-entrepreneurship, so much so that he started Clinical Developers – a network dedicated to the success of clinicians who want to learn to develop and market clinical software. He is presently working on a new kind of solution to help people who suffer with gut problems – watch this space.
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.
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 Yarashi is an Orthopaedic Registrar training in London and the founder of knowmyop.com. This is a soon to be launched platform which allows surgeons to create personalised, interactive, pre-operative education tools for their patients enabling them to be better prepared for their operation.