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As the winter holidays approach, we are already looking ahead to the new year, when the application window for the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator will open for the fourth time. We are pleased to announce that companies can now register their interest in participating in the next cohort, which is scheduled to begin in summer 2019.

This week we also began our UK Israel Dangoor Health Initiative, a new accelerator programme in collaboration with the UK Israel Tech Hub. Our Programme Director Yinka Makinde has flown out to Israel to meet the three Israeli digital health startups we will work with to help connect their innovations with the NHS. Meet the companies and read more below.
Finally, the new Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been clear in his commitment to using digital technology to improve the nation’s health – including using prevention tools and AI more effecrively. He’s made five new announcements since our last newsletter. Keep an eye on what he’s saying here.

- the DigitalHealth.London team

Digital health start-ups join flagship programme designed to connect Israeli innovators with the NHS

An online tool for diagnosing ADHD, an algorithmic tool to identify foods that balance blood sugar levels, and a video and image database of surgery that links to the patient’s record are all solutions created by the three companies selected to join the UK Israel Dangoor Health Initiative, part of the IBM Alpha Zone Accelerator […]

Register your interest in joining DigitalHealth.London Accelerator’s 2019-20 programme

We are pleased to announce that SMEs can now register your interest in participating in the next intake of our flagship DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, which is scheduled to begin in summer 2019. Signing up means you will be among the first to receive news, information, and announcements on the application process.

How can digital tools empower patients to self-care in physiotherapy?

Jack Grodon, Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist / Fracture Clinic Team Lead at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, and one of DigitalHealth.London's Digital Pioneer Fellows, explores the challenges that may prevent patients sticking to their regimes; and suggests ways that digital tools could help.

Funding opportunity: share of £1.5 million to evaluate innovative medical technologies

The Office for Life Sciences (OLS) will work with Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £1.5 million in innovation projects. These will be to support developers of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital technology to evaluate their product in a real world clinical setting.

MindTech Symposium: improving lives with digital mental healthcare

'Improving Lives with Digital Mental Healthcare' will bring together leaders in clinical practice, patient experience, academic research, industry and technology development to address the key challenges in building a stronger evidence-base to support implementation of new technologies in mental healthcare. 

Innovating for a Healthier World: Trade Mission to India

A thought-leadership summit on the 11th and 12th December 2018 in New Delhi, bringing together business, policy makers, venture capitalists, scientists and entrepreneurs.

News from elsewhere:

As the NHS weathers another winter, Junior Doctors are working in untenable conditions, says Dr Barney Gilbert from DigitalHealth.London Accelerator company Forward in this honest Huffington Post piece about his experiences of being the only doctor on shift one winter night. The NHS needs a boost of technology to help staff cope with the job, and to get patients the care they need, he argues.

Surgeon aims to inject fresh thinking on tech to NHS, writes the Financial Times, as Dr Tony Young, Head of innovation for the NHS in England is interviewed. "How can we build a bespoke, tailored, healthcare system around individuals, not just people who are sick?" he asks, answering that part of the solution lies in partnerships with technology companies.

How is the NHS ensuring it can take full advantage of the digital health revolution? Dr Indra Joshi, NHS England's digital health and artificial intelligence clinical lead writes in National Health Executive about national initiatives designed to realise the full potential of digital health and technology in the NHS. 
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