About us

DigitalHealth.London connects NHS staff, digital health companies and academics, and equips them to improve the NHS and social care in London through digital technology.

Our four programmes provide bespoke advice, mentoring, education, peer networking, brand awareness and partnership opportunities, to digital health leaders who are tackling the biggest challenges facing patients, and NHS and Social Care staff.

Our history

DigitalHealth.London was launched in 2016 with the aim of creating an active digital health market in London by removing some of the challenges that were holding innovators back.

This led to the creation of our Accelerator programme, aimed at supporting adoption of high potential digital health companies in London’s NHS, and subsequently the Launchpad programme for earlier-stage companies. The Generator programme was developed in 2018 as an expert network to support evidence generation collaborations between academics and digital health companies, to help ensure NHS organisations could feel confident about choosing the right technologies. In 2018 we also launched the Digital Pioneer Fellowship programme to support innovators within the NHS to lead and deliver transformation projects on the ground. In addition to our programmes, we’ve run regional and international Accelerators, supported investment firm projects, run outpatient transformation events for the health sector, and been part of a number of other initiatives which have supported the growth of digital health in London’s NHS.

Driving digital: Insights and foresights from the health and care ecosystem

To celebrate our fifth birthday, we started a five-week conversation with NHS and social care staff, industry, patients and academics to hear about their learnings from the last five years and the opportunities for the next five years in digital health.

Our partners

DigitalHealth.London is a partnership between two of London’s Academic Health Science Networks – the Health Innovation Network and UCLPartners – as well as CW+ and MedCity. The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Greater London Authority.

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    Health Innovation Network

    The Health Innovation Network is the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for south London, one of 15 AHSNs across England. As the only bodies that connect NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry, we are uniquely placed to increase the spread and adoption of innovation across large populations, at pace and scale.

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    UCLPartners brings together world-leading academic and clinical research centres, NHS organisations, industry and others to harness research and innovation for better patient care and a healthier population.

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    MedCity is the cluster organisation for the world-leading health and life sciences sector in London and the Greater South East of England. Supported by the Mayor of London, the London Academic Health Science Centres, and research institutes and life sciences organisations across the region, MedCity acts as a front door to the sector.

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    CW+ is the official charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Supporters and partners enable the charity to: invest in the CW Innovation programme to identify and implement high-impact innovation initiatives and new digital solutions that address some of the real-time challenges that healthcare organisations face today; build and enhance clinical facilities to create an outstanding healing environment for patients and staff; and deliver a unique art and design programme to transform the experience and wellbeing of our patients.

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    The AHSNs were set up by NHS England in 2013 and were relicensed from April 2018 to operate as the key innovation arm of the NHS. DigitalHealth.London is hosted by the AHSN for South London, the Health Innovation Network which is hosted by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust. 

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    Greater London Authority

    The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development fund, through the Greater London Authority.

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    European Regional Development Fund

    The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development fund.

External partners

DigitalHealth.London works in partnership with a number of organisations as part of our wider network and in the delivery of our programmes.