The first-ever DigitalHealth.London Accelerator Awards were open for nominations from past and present Accelerator companies, with winners chosen by independent judges Tara Donnelly, Theo Blackwell, Ian Abbs, and Emmi Nicholl.
The categories recognised high business growth, positive impact on the NHS, and strong engagement with the Accelerator programme. A final category considered all three criteria and was open to alumni only. From a strong field of nominees, five digital health companies were recognised for their achievements at an awards ceremony held at an invitation-only event in central London on 9 September.
Congratulations to the winners
- 2019 alumnus that generated the greatest benefit to the NHS – Locum’s Nest
Selected by Ian Abbs, Chief Executive Officer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and presented by Tara Donnelly, Chief Digital Officer at NHSX.
With 20,000 users, it has placed doctors in 1.1M hours of non-agency work and saved the NHS £30M.
- Company that has shown the most growth – accuRx
Selected by Emmi Nicholl, Deal Sorcerer at Cambridge Angels, and presented by Pam Garside, Angel Investor at Cambridge Angels.
Over 5% of the UK has received a text from accuRx, and almost 1/3 practices use its service. The company raised £9M series A this year, and in the last 18 months, it has grown from 40 test practices to over 2250.
- Company that made the most out of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator in 2019 – Lavanya Plus
Selected and presented by Tara Donnelly, Chief Digital Officer at NHSX.
The company took advantage of every opportunity offered, working with all members of the Accelerator team and attending every event and meeting they could.
- Alumni all-rounders, for the company(ies) that demonstrated a strong combination of benefit to the NHS, company growth, and contribution to the programme – OurPath, Perfect Ward
Selected and presented by Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer for London.
Locum’s Nest with Tara Donnelly
accuRx with Pam Garside
Lavanya Plus with Tara Donnelly
Perfect Ward with Theo Blackwell