Dr Mahiben Maruthappu is a practicing doctor and Senior Fellow to the CEO of NHS England. He advises on NHS England’s innovation, technology and prevention portfolio, co-founding the NHS Innovation Accelerator and the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.
He has advised a range of organisations, from start-ups to multilaterals, including the Swiss government and the Experiment Fund and the WHO.
Mahiben has a strong interest in research with over 80 peer-reviewed publications and 50 academic awards. His work has been featured by BBC News and the international press.
He is Chairman of the UK Medical Students’ Association (UKMSA), and has written three medical books. Mahiben was educated at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard universities and was the first person from British healthcare to be included in Forbes’ 30 under 30.
The Senior Fellow to the Chief Executive of NHS England looks at the healthy phenomenon that has couch potatoes everywhere getting fit without realising it: With over 50 million downloads in its first month, more than 20 million returning players, and more daily users than Twitter, blast-from-the-past Pokémon Go has swept smartphone users off their […]
As NHS England publishes a new toolkit aimed at supporting carers, the Senior Fellow to the Chief Executive of NHS England looks at the vital role they provide: Since the health service was established, tensions have existed between patients, physicians and policymakers. This has partly centred on resource availability, deployment and demand. But, following a […]
The co-founder of NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) looks at how technology is transforming the world and says the NHS, although thought by some to be slow at adopting innovation, is seeing progress. I was recently speaking with a health entrepreneur in Israel who compared the NHS to a gorilla – “It’s big, messy and I […]
The number of Diabetics in our country is on the rise, with over 200,000 new diagnoses every year. Type 2 Diabetes, which accounts for 90% of Diabetes cases, is heavily associated with obesity and is largely preventable. It has devastating complications, including blindness, amputation and stroke. Diabetes costs the NHS almost £10 billion annually – […]
The aphorism that prevention is better than cure continues to grow in relevance. As populations become progressively plagued by multimorbidity and avoidable long-term disorders, the need to prevent illness is increasing. In England alone, almost one in five adults smoke, a third of men and half of women do not meet recommended levels of physical […]
Founding members of DigitalHealth.London explain the importance of its launch: Digital continues to disrupt and transform every sector of our society; from banking to retail, education to transport. Its uses and its potential grow day by day. Such gains, however, have not been experienced equally. Health continues to lag, which is why efforts are needed […]
Recent times have seen the National Health Service experience significant pressure, while making significant progress. Just over a year ago the NHS Five Year Forward View was launched – our vision for the future of the health system. We proposed that to achieve the triple aim of improved population health, quality of care and cost-control, this needed to be […]
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu, a London-based junior doctor in acute medicine and Senior Fellow to NHS England’s Chief Executive, juggles the management theory with frontline service: Recently there was a cardiac arrest call for an elderly patient our team had admitted. While there are over 30,000 cardiac arrests a year in our country, statistics cannot capture […]