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Final chance to register for Accelerator launch, Chelsea and Westminster trials mental health app for youngsters, LIVI's new contract serves 1.85M patients
Dear <<First Name>>,

If you're just returning from your summer break, welcome back!

We've been working hard behind the scenes this summer, and are now in the final stretch of countdown to our DigitalHealth.London Accelerator launch event on 9 September, which will introduce the next set of companies we will work with over the next year to help transform the way the NHS delivers services. We’re almost at capacity, so if you are an NHS decision-maker, and haven’t yet applied for your ticket, make sure you do in the next few days to secure a spot.
 
For companies looking for funding, the deadline for our RYSE Digital Health Call is today at 23:59, make sure you hit “send” on your application! Alongside up to £5M in equity funding, you could also secure a bootcamp tailored to getting ready for the NHS, monthly 1:1s, access to partners, and support with evidence generation.

In case you missed it last month, we have just published our first-ever impact report. We're delighted to share what we've been working on over the last three years, and are incredibly proud of what we've achieved so far. If you haven't yet read it, take a look to see how we've helped the NHS save over £22M through our Accelerator programme, for example.

- The DigitalHealth.London team

Chelsea and Westminster hospital to begin trial with DigitalHealth.London Accelerator company MeeTwo

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital's patients will receive mental help peer support from MeeTwo, funded by the hospital's charity CW+. The service will provide safe, fully moderated peer support to young patients undergoing physical or mental health treatment.
                   

Accelerator company LIVI secures NHS contract serving 1.85M patients

DigitalHealth.London Accelerator company LIVI has announced a new collaboration with NHS GP services in Birmingham, Shropshire, Northamptonshire, and parts of the south east. It will provide access to video consultations to NHS patients in the areas, totalling 1.85M.
                   

Is eLearning the poor relation or the clever solution?

Clare Gallagher is the Learning Hub Lead at the North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups. Sick of school but keen to learn, she spent her young adult years enrolling in various online courses matching her personal interests - something she continues today. Here, Clare reflects on whether there is value in eLearning for people working in clinical settings, and if so, how it can be supported.
                   

The NHS needs to talk about digital inclusion

Saira Arif is the Digital Citizen and Innovation Lead at the NHS North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups. Here, she lays out her passion for "digital inclusion", and explains why it's so important (and what we can do to improve it).
                   

An innovative approach to improving support for young people with ADHD in school

Dr Nicola Reynolds, Principal Clinical Psychologist / Clinical Lead for the Integrated Neurodevelopmental Team at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, explains the innovative approach the Greenwich ADHD team is taking to provide more support to schools in the borough.
                   

CQC Regulatory Sandbox: digital triage (clinical decision support)

The CQC is inviting innovators and services that involve digital clinical triage to CQC’s Regulatory Sandbox, a collaborative space where providers, innovators, and CQC come together.
                   

Launch and focus: meet the healthtech companies set to transform the NHS

We warmly invite NHS clinicians and decision makers to apply for a place at an interactive two-part event designed to help you get to grips with healthtech / digital innovations available in your speciality area.
                   

Sharing learning from the first two years of Good Thinking

Good Thinking, the unique digital mental wellbeing service for Londoners, which includes a partnership with DigitalHealth.London Accelerator company My Possible Self, is bringing together partners across London to share the learning from its first two years.
                   

Digihealth Leaders Congress

DigitalHealth.London is delighted to partner with LSX to bring together 300+ leaders from the global digital health ecosystem, including government, technology experts, pharma and innovators, to create a forum to share ideas and uncover how the sector can collaborate and master the challenges that lie ahead. For a 20% discount on tickets, delegates can use the code DigitalHealth.London20
                   


News and opportunities from elsewhere:

Locum’s Nest has signed a new contract with Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group, making it easier for doctors to find, book and receive payment for Bank shifts. Read the full story on Southend University Hospital Trust’s website.
 
The Health Tech Awards 2019 Finalists have been revealed, and include eight DigitalHealth.London Accelerator companies and alumi. Congratulations and good luck to all nominees, especially Health Navigator, Babylon Health, DrDoctor, Echo, eConsult, Infinity Health Maldaba, and Perfect Ward.
 
For your commute: listen to this HS. podcast exploring how DigitalHealth.London Accelerator alumnus BIOS are hacking the human brain for a future without medications 🧠
 
Is the Health System Support Framework killing the digital transformation that NHSX promised to achieve? Asks Dr Michael Brooks, Emergency Medicine Consultant, in HealthTech News.
 
New funding opportunities for digital health innovators announced, as helpfully summarised by our partners UCLPartners.
 
A multi-million-pound boost that will undoubtedly improve health and spur highly skilled jobs. ‘What’s not to like?’ you may ask, says Tech UK’s Ben Moody in this piece discussing Matt Hancock's recent announcement of a new £250m AI funding boost.
 
“Be prepared for the long haul. And I mean long." Says James Flint, CEO and Co-Founder at Hospify, one of the companies on Kent Surrey and Sussex AHSN’s Digital Health Accelerator, as he shares an honest account of his innovator journey thus far.
 
A new cross-sector enterprise partnership has been launched to boost the health tech industry in the Leeds City Region. More than three million people are set to benefit from the partnership, which includes the NHS, local authorities and five universities and is designed to accelerate health technology innovation. 
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