/ignite Podcasts

NHS Funding Streams: Make the most of your trust IP

Listen here
About this Podcast

The NHS is being asked to become increasingly innovative in how it uses its restricted resources both in terms of money and man power, against an ever growing demand on the system. One of the channels to innovation is through technology.

Some NHS organisations seek out existing technologies in the market place, procure and implement. Whilst others prefer to build in-house, generating Intellectual Property.

If you’re an NHS professional, you should be thinking about maximising IP, and ensuring that you’re taking the correct steps. In this session we cover:

  • The opportunities for creating intellectual property in today’s landscape
  • The challenges that any NHS organisation will inevitably face when generating its own IP
  • Leveraging IP to create sustainable revenue streams
  • Emerging business models
  • Partnerships
Close

Making the most of STPs: Digital Opportunities

Listen here
About this Podcast

NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) are one of the biggest shake-ups to regional health economies seen for a generation. They will transform the way that care is planned across communities, impacting almost everybody from patients to clinicians.

We are joined today by the three heads of London’s Academic Health Science Networks – Tara Donnelly, Chief Executive of Health Innovation Network, Charlie Davie, Managing Director of UCLPartners and Axel Heitmueller, Managing Director of Imperial College Health Partners.

Sharing their perspectives on the soon-to-be-implemented STPs the panel explore the role of STPs, and the opportunity presented to local populations, covering key priority areas across the different areas, the role of digital in delivering these priorities and ways to engage.

Close

Understanding Clinical Trials

Listen here
About this Podcast

Clinical Trials in the UK, how can the NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure help you?

For this session we’re joined by Clare Woods, Business Development Officer for NIHR NOCRI – the National Institute for Health Research Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure.

NOCRI simplifies access to the UK’s clinical research infrastructure for industry of all sizes, providing:

  • access to experimental medicine expertise and capabilities at individual NIHR centres
  • unique multi-centre collaborations
  • operational support of multi-centre clinical trials through the NIHR Clinical Research Network

In early-phase clinical research, NOCRI provides connections to the country’s experimental medicine experts who can help companies understand the potential of their developmental drugs, devices and diagnostics, shortening cycle times and enabling earlier go/no go decisions.

In this session, Clare covers:

  • An introduction to NOCRI
  • Options available to small companies considering clinical trials
  • Getting your research question together
  • Key challenges facing companies
  • Advice and getting in touch

For more information on NOCRI, visit:

NIHR.ac.uk/medtech

Close

Building your team

Listen here
About this Podcast

For this session we are pleased to be joined by two representatives from talent management company, Hudson.

Ben Leach is Hudson’s Regional Manager for Digital Technology, Transformation and Change, with specific expertise in supporting the healthcare marketplace with their talent management solutions, and Dr. Tim Sparkes is their Solutions Director, who’s research history into business psychology has given him a unique perspective on the importance of getting the correct fit for your growing team.

Together Tim and Ben have a deep understanding of the challenges and solutions facing small companies looking to grow their teams. We cover the importance of team building as part of a scaling strategy, the key things companies should consider when growing their teams and common pitfalls.

Close
Listen here
About this Podcast

For this session we are delighted to be joined by Dr Lloyd Humphreys, Vice President of Business Development at Patients Knows Best. Lloyd’s many accolades include fellowship of the NHS Innovation Accelerator and having been names in the top 100 Global Health Tech Influencers.

Lloyd shares his views on the importance and value of partnering with other organisations, as a key pillar in a company’s growth strategy, including what aspects of business can be enhanced through partnering, different models of partnership and the key things to watch out for in developing new partnerships.

Close
Listen here
About this Podcast

Hak Salih, Digital Health Lead for MedCity, and an experienced investment executive with a special focus on innovation and disruptive technologies in healthcare, shares with us the dos and don’ts of seeking investment in healthcare.

Hak’s investment experience spans many years and sectors, having been a successful senior fund manager for over a decade, before shifting his focus to mentor start-ups and companies setting out down their own innovation journeys. Hak’s wide ranging experience means he is able to draw insights from a range of different perspectives in the often daunting world of investment.

We cover:

  • The key things that investors are looking for in new opportunities?
  • Insights into the perspective of investors
  • What you should know about the healthcare market
  • How to know when you’re ready for investment

 

Close

Navigating Intellectual Property: Guidance for Startups

Listen here
About this Podcast
For this podcast we’re joined by Julian Hitchcock, Intellectual Property and Regulatory Lawyer at Denoon Legal, whose particular focus on life science IP, regulation and extensive experience in UK and EU policy matters means he is particularly well placed to share guidance on the subject!

 

IP, especially in healthcare innovation, has long been regarded as a particularly complex challenge for entrepreneurs. In this session, Julian lends his expertise to a discussion of IP, with advice and guidance for innovators on what to consider when seeking to ensure their IP protections are up to scratch.

Close
Listen here
About this Podcast

DigitalHealth.London speaks to Dr Guy Gross in part one of our podcast series designed to give SMEs and start-ups an insight into the world of the NHS. Guy describes some of the complexities of trying to do business with the NHS, and reveals what is happening at a national level to support the introduction of digital solutions into the NHS.

Guy Gross is a doctor and entrepreneur with an MBA from London Business School. Up until recently he was an Innovation & Delivery Lead for Imperial College Health Partners, and now runs his own consultancy, JP Medical (www.jpmed.co.uk). 

Demand Articulation: Knowing the Problem

Listen here
About this Podcast

DigitalHealth.London gains insight from Shirlene Oh, Director of Commerce at Imperial College Health Partners.

Here, Shirlene shares her thoughts on how SMEs and start-ups can co-design and refine their offerings to ensure they are meeting specific needs in NHS clinical pathways. Explaining how to demonstrate that a product responds to a need, Shirlene highlights some take away lessons for innovators.

Listen here
About this Podcast

In this episode Dr Sami Ansari, Co-Clinical Director at Brent CCG looks at the world of commissioning.

Sharing his experience with commissioning digital solutions and services, Sami explains how buying decisions are made and what factors drive these decisions. Highlighting the problems people face when trying to sell their products into the NHS, Sami offers his advice for SMEs and start-ups.

Listen here
About this Podcast

Dr Guy Gross joins us to share his view on simple ways companies can ensure they are ‘NHS ready’.

We quiz Guy on the process that companies should follow to ensure they’re systematically hitting the ‘NHS readiness’ criteria; how innovators can realistically co-design a product with the NHS or get the input of NHS staff; and whether it is harder for digital solutions to sell into the NHS than more traditional products.

CONTACT US

CONTACT DETAILS

DigitalHealth.London
c/o: Health Innovation Network
Minerva House
5 Montague Close
London
SE1 9BB

info@digitalhealth.london