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April 2021 DigitalHealth.London Newsletter

This month we announced the launch of the second #EvaluateDigiHealth Webinar series

Following the overwhelming success of last year’s Generating Evidence for Digital Health webinar series (#EvaluateDigiHealth), University College London, the Health Innovation Network, DigitalHealth.London Generator and MedCity are teaming up again to launch a new webinar series this spring.

The webinars are all free to join and are targeted at an international audience of digital health developers, researchers, students, clinicians and NHS managers and commissioners. Audience members can join discussions on topics including the experience of digital health companies in generating evidence, health care commissioners perspectives on what evidence they need, real world data and validation, and regulations. 

Find out more about the webinars and sign up here
Best wishes and stay safe,
The DigitalHealth.London Team

‘Tickets for Good’ to provide free tickets for NHS staff

Tickets 4 Good
NHS England and NHS Improvement (London Region) have partnered with DigitalHealth.London Launchpad alumnus, Tickets for Good, to provide free access to online entertainment and wellbeing activities for NHS London staff.

The future of care is at home – why integrated care is incomplete without home care

Birdie social care
Malte Gerhold, Chief Integrated Care Officer at Digital Health London Accelerator alumnus Birdie, describes how digital technology can enable new ways of integrating health and social care, and support people to stay at home for longer.

Digital change is being demanded, but are the nurses ready?

Johanna Kelly, Lead Digital Nurse at University Hospitals Sussex Trust and Digital Pioneer Fellow, shares her experience of becoming a Digital Nurse and her thoughts on what needs to be done to support nurses to innovate and embrace digital.

Test & scale success: five top tips to a successful pilot

Mike Wright, Innovation Business Partner for CW Innovation at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, shares his five top tips for running a successful pilot.

AI Centre Launch: Bringing AI into healthcare

AI Centre for Value Based Care
DigitalHealth.London Communication Manager, Megan Truman, recently attended the AI Centre event “Launching AI platforms for the NHS: 2021-2023” to learn about the organisation’s goals for bringing AI into healthcare and what support is available for digital health innovators.

Join us at Intelligent Health 2021 AI Conference for FREE

DigitalHealth.London is delighted to be partnering with the Intelligent Health 2021, Artificial Intelligence (AI) conference on 11 May 2021. Along with NHSX, Health Innovation Network, AHSN Innovation Exchange and the NIHR, DigitalHealth.London will be delivering the Challenge sessions at this virtual conference.

Evidence Generation Case Study: Macusoft

Macusoft case study
The DigitalHealth.London Generator supported Macusoft to develop research questions through one-to-one sessions and to subsequently engage with academics.

NHS Trust IT: Transforming patient care

Jenny Muir Digital Pioneer Fellow
Digital Pioneer Fellow, Jenny Muir, shares her experiences of working in NHS Trust IT during the pandemic and the latest update on her project to implement a Capacity Management Tool at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Evidence Generation Case Study: White Swan

White Swan Evidence Generation
The DigitalHealth.London Generator supported White Swan to pivot their product development roadmap to ensure they are clinically robust, as well as develop a roadmap for, and implement parts of, their evidence generation pathway.

£100k funding boost to kickstart south London’s most promising new health and care projects

DigitalHealth.London Accelerator company GetUBetter and Digital Pioneer Fellow Ben Wanless are among the five recipients of Health Innovation Network Innovation Grants packages.

#EvaluateDigiHealth Webinars Launch Second Series

University College London, the Health Innovation Network, DigitalHealth.London Generator and MedCity are teaming up again to launch a new webinar series this spring, #EvaluateDigiHealth.

News and opportunities:


HSJ: Patchwork Health launches new rostering solution
DigitalHealth.London Accelerator alumnus company Patchwork featured in the HSJ this month after unveiling their new rostering solution as part of their mission to deliver Outcomes-Based Staffing to the NHS. 

Modern telephony promises to transform the patient experience – but the marketplace is daunting for commissioners
New telephony systems mean a revolution in the patient experience as part of the shift to ‘Total Triage’. But the wealth of systems on the market means GP surgeries face a daunting challenge identifying the right system, says Denis Duignan, the Health Innovation Network’s Head of Digital Transformation & Technology.

Philips and Ibex Medical Analytics team to accelerate adoption of AI-powered digital pathology
DigitalHealth.London Accelerator alumnus IBEX has announced a partnership with Philips to jointly promote their digital pathology and AI solutions to hospitals, health networks and pathology labs worldwide.

Locums Nest Co-Founder recognised by Forbes 30 Under 30
Dr Ahmed Shahrabani, Co-Founder of DigitalHealth.London Accelerator SME Locums Nest, has been recognised by Forbes 30 Under 30 as an honoree of Science & Healthcare.


FREE #EvaluateDigiHealth Webinar series

Webinar 1: How do digital health companies navigate the evidence generation maze?
Thursday 29 April 2021; 11:00 – 12:00

Webinar 2: How can companies be better supported in digital health evaluation?
Guide and discussion on the GOV.UK's Evaluating Digital Health Products resources.
Wednesday 19 May 2021; 2-3pm

Webinar 3: How to ensure quality evidence generation for data-driven technologies?
Tuesday 8 June 2021; 2-3pm

Webinar 4: What digital health evidence do commissioners & clinicians want to see?
Thursday 24 June 2021; 11-12pm

Intelligent Health 2021 AI Conference - FREE Tickets 
DigitalHealth.London is delighted to be partnering with the Intelligent Health 2021, Artificial Intelligence (AI) conference on 11 May 2021. We are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of FREE tickets to the virtual conference. These tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. To join us at the conference simply apply the Discount Code "DHL200" (select Add Discount Code at the bottom right-hand side of the screen) once you have selected your ticket on the booking form.

Maximising Digital Opportunities in Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing
The Health Innovation Network is hosting a FREE Innovation Exchange event focusing on perinatal mental health and wellbeing. Sign up to learn how digital innovations in partnership with the NHS are supporting the perinatal population.

Funding, Opportunities and Support:

Health and social care outcomes and cost-effectiveness of assistive technologies commissioning brief
NIHR is looking to fund studies evaluating assistive technologies provided by local authorities to residents who live at home with disability- or age-related needs, which aim to promote and maintain independence. Deadline: 1 September 2021.

Graduates into health
During the pandemic we have seen a rapid uptake of digital and technological solutions within healthcare services, and we know that these will be crucial to the restoration of outpatient and elective care, as well as dealing with the tremendous backlog of referrals and patients awaiting treatment. However, the scale of this digital transformation and implementation requires capacity and resourcing. Find out how the NHS Graduate Digital, Data & Technology Scheme, commissioned by Health Education England as part of its Digital Readiness programme, can partner with your organisation to resource and develop top graduates for this critical work.

SME of the Week: Roundup

Every week, we put a spotlight on one of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator or Launchpad companies. Here's a roundup of this month's featured SME's:

getUBetter is an evidence-based, CE marked, digital self-management platform for all common musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. We help organisations, such as CCG’s, to provide a digital first approach for their MSK pathways. Each element of the pathway is configured to the local health system and delivered to their population.

Ask: We are looking to connect with key MSK stakeholders across the country who are looking to provide digital self-management support to their population as part of their MSK pathway transformation work.


Feedback medical (Bleepa)
Bleepa is a revolutionary medical imaging communications app, providing an easy-to-use, high-quality tool to enable remote and secure communications between frontline clinicians and teams. Bleepa has unparalleled functionality for everyday practice and can be accessed from any internet-connected device, enabling control of patient cases when on the go.

Ask: Introductions to healthcare professionals and organisations keen to move away from using unregulated platforms for clinical communications and image sharing for discussion and diagnosis.


VUI Diagnostics
Every 6 minutes a person in the UK loses their sight. Imaging the retina can diagnose over 50 eye and whole body diseases, including glaucoma and diabetes. 22 patients a month lose their sight whilst waiting to be seen in an NHS outpatient clinic for their vision. Ophthalmology is the largest outpatient specialty in the NHS, with 7.9 million outpatient appointments occurring annually, of which 52% are assessed as unnecessary. This costs the NHS up to £495 million per year in wasted outpatient referrals.

At VUI Diagnostics our goal is to make retinal screening affordable, simpler and faster. We have created a system that blends an innovative retinal imaging device with a mobile image viewer and referral software. The ViewEye device is a portable, hand-held device that takes retinal images without the need for mydriatic eye drops. Images can be taken by any level of trained health care professional – not necessarily a doctor. Images are transmitted to the companion smartphone app, providing high quality imaging for any clinician anywhere to review.

Our end-to-end offering enables clinicians in General Practice, Neurology, Endocrinology and Emergency Departments to have access to benchtop camera quality imaging in a portable, fully digitalised product solution improving the image acquisition and diagnostic process for the clinician resulting in improvements in quality of care for the patient.

Ask: We are looking for healthcare partners who would like to collaborate to pilot the VUI device in Primary Care, secondary care and with patient groups who find access to retinal screening services more difficult e.g. prisons, traveller communities, people who are homeless.

Contact: (CEO), (CTO)
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