Digital Health Opportunities in the UK

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    Tuesday06Feb 2018
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    Our recent panel event with the Department for International Trade explored opportunities, challenges and success stories of digital health suppliers working with the...

Is the UK one of the best countries in the world to develop, evaluate and commercialise digital health technologies? What are the common issues companies face in working with the NHS? For an early start up with very little funding or resource, who would be the best organisation to help guide the company and make the relevant connections?

These are some of the questions our insightful panel addressed to a packed audience of in-person and live-streaming attendees.

Chair, Chris Howie, European Life Sciences Specialist at the Department for International Trade, was joined by a great line up of panelists: Tracey Watson, Director of Innovation and Partnerships at NHS Digital, Bernice Dillon, Technical Advisor (Evaluations) at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Yinka Makinde, Programme Director at DigitalHealth.London, James Somauroo, Interim Programme Director at DigitalHealth.London, and two IT suppliers Jonathan Knight, Founder and CEO of Perfect Ward, and Asif Qasim, Founder and CEO of MedShr and Consultant Cardiologist.

Topics ranged from how DigitalHealth.London supports digital health suppliers through their services and accelerator programme to enter and thrive in the UK market, and NICE’s Health and Care Apps appraisals and briefings and guidance for evidence gathering, to NHS Digital’s objectives and five focus areas of activity. The panel also had a frank and pragmatic discussion on the opportunities, challenges and success stories of working with the NHS.


You can view the full recording here

Download the slides from the panelist presentations below. Additional presentations will be added as the panelists agree to share them

Tracey Watson - NHS Digital (pdf)Bernice Dillon - NICE (pdf)James Somauroo - DigitalHealth (pdf)Yinka Makinde - DigitalHealth (pdf)Jonathan Knight - Perfect Ward (pdf)

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