The Big Pitch - NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme 2022

THE BIG PITCH Thursday 24th February 2022, 6.30pm


| 3 Contents Agenda 4 Foreword 6 Innovation Transforming the NHS 7 Cutting the Gordian Knot 8 Speakers 9 Clinical Entrepreneurs: Pitchers and Panellists 12 Our Results 18 Clinical Entrepreneurs 27

THE BIG PITCH 4 | Agenda 18:30 Introduction and Welcome From Clinical Entrepreneur Hosts Rachael Grimaldi and Malone Mukwende 18:37 Video Compilation Clinical Entrepreneur Impact 18:40 Keynote Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director of NHS England and NHS Improvement 18:50 Video Compilation Clinical Entrepreneurs and the CEP 18:53 Clinical Entrepreneur Pitches (with an NHS Innovation Programme Focus) Clinical Entrepreneurs: Saif Ahmad, Christopher Law, Scott Martin, Alicja Moore, Bernadette Porter, DebbieWake 19:05 Innovation Enabling Delivery of the Long-Term Plan Hosted by Rachael Grimaldi and Malone Mukwende Matt Whitty, Director of Innovation, Research and Life Sciences and Chief Executive of the Accelerated Access Collaborative at NHS England and NHS Improvement Bola Owolabi, Director of Health Inequalities at NHS England and NHS Improvement Navina Evans, CEO of Health Education England Liz Choonara, Head of Entrepreneurship at Crisis

| 5 19:20 Clinical Entrepreneur Pitches Clinical Entrepreneurs: Ben Deldar, Gary Hawkins, Caroline McCallum, Rajiv Sethi, Laura Tan, SimonWithey 19:32 Clinical Entrepreneur Programme Clinical Leads Panel Hosted by Tamsin Holland Brown Peter May, Sustainability and Environmental Impact Brad Gudger, Widening Participation and Access and Equal Opportunities Emilios Lemoniatis, Health and Wellbeing Hinnah Rafique, Social Enterprise 19:47 Clinical Entrepreneur Pitches Clinical Entrepreneurs: Biswajit Chakrabarti, Michaela Coker, Gayle Dellow, Richard Hixson, DevinaMaru 20:05 Concluding Remarks (Keynote) Tim Ferris, Director of Transformation, NHS England and NHS Improvement 20:15 The Year Ahead Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation NHS England and NHS Improvement; Professor of Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Anglia Ruskin University; Associate Medical Director and Consultant Urological Surgeon at Mid & South Essex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 20:20 Thank You and Concluding Remarks Rachael Grimaldi, Malone Mukwende and Tony Young 20:30 Ends

THE BIG PITCH 6 | Foreword The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme is the world’s largest entrepreneurial workforce development programme in healthcare, providing fellows with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to successfully develop and scale innovative health care solutions to the challenges facing society. Tonight is both an end of year celebration for current Clinical Entrepreneurs and a welcome event for the 170 new fellows who join this year’s cohort. Since its launch in 2016, I have seen the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme grow tremendously in scale and impact. With over 870 Clinical Entrepreneurs (including doctors, dentists, healthcare scientists, nurses and midwives, allied health professionals, pharmacists, and non-clinical staff), the programme has made a great contribution to transforming patient care and outcomes and I look forward to seeing this continue. Professor Stephen Powis National Medical Director NHS England and NHS Improvement Welcome to the annual NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme Big Pitch event. This evening, we will be celebrating some of the exciting accomplishments our NHS entrepreneurs have achieved over the past year. I hope that you also reflect on your own achievements this year, especially in the context of the pandemic which has undoubtedly provided an additional challenge to us all. Our entrepreneurs play a vital role in supporting the COVID response, not only through your innovations, where you have offered solutions to some of the most pressing challenges across the NHS, but also in your day jobs. I would like to thank every one of our Clinical Entrepreneurs for the commitment that has been shown in supporting the NHS during a very testing time. Tim Ferris Director of Transformation, NHS England and NHS Improvement

| 7 Innovation Transforming The NHS The NHS has a long-standing history of supporting innovation and pioneering technologies. It is fantastic to see so many of our NHS staff continuing to do this with support from the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme. Tonight, we are here to celebrate that the Clinical Entrepreneurs form a diverse, creative and inclusive network. These entrepreneurs have gained the commercial skills, knowledge and experience needed to develop and spread innovation in the NHS, for the ultimate benefit of our patients. Empowering our workforce, the most valuable asset of the NHS, is vital to enable the NHS to deliver on its commitments in the NHS Long Term Plan and look forward beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. We need to continue to equip our staff to meet the needs of our patients, and the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme plays a vital and unique role in helping us do this. Matt Whitty Director of Innovation, Research and Life Sciences and Chief Executive of the Accelerated Access Collaborative at NHS England and NHS Improvement I’ve benefitted from the support and opportunity provided by the programme, and I think the NHS Trusts I’ve worked for have also benefitted from the unique skillset I’ve been equipped with.

THE BIG PITCH 8 | Cutting the Gordian Knot Sometimes the challenges we face in healthcare can feel insurmountable. The second year of the pandemic has laid bare so many issues that have impacted all of us in some way. From health inequalities, equality diversity and inclusion, wellbeing and resilience to sustainability, continuing to deliver high quality care in a time of unprecedented challenge and the largest transformation in the way the NHS operates for a generation. Perhaps this is howAlexander the Great felt when he was faced with the Gordian Knot – one of the supposedly most unsolvable problems of history. If ever there was a Gordian Knot, the challenges faced by the NHS and its workforce at this time are it, and much like Alexander we need to bring new thinking and action if we are going to address these issues. Before the pandemic the NHS Long Term Plan set out the challenges: an ageing population with multiple comorbidities; reducing unwarranted variation, self-care for wellness and long-term conditions; predict/ prevent interventions; enabling home care and carers; reducing reliance on the acute sector; multi-channel service access; addressing challenges of mental health and embracing the technology revolution – especially AI. The pandemic has accentuated many of these issues, but new challenges have emerged – the reboot of services; addressing the backlog and waiting lists. For the workforce exhaustion and overload is a huge issue, needing more support and development than ever. Then the re-organisation of services with the formation of integrated care systems in addition to the merger of NHSX, NHS Digital, NHS Improvement and Health Education England into NHS England. However alongside great challenges come great opportunities. Just imagine if we could create the right culture and empower our most valuable asset, our workforce, we could rise to these challenges. That is why my second picture, the embodiment of the opportunity in front of us, is a photo of the Clinical Entrepreneurs on the steps at the Royal Institution at our last in person Big Pitch event. What an amazing, diverse group who have been empowered to identify the problems, create the solutions and take ownership of delivering the change. This year the CEP has been completely virtual for the first time, but that hasn’t stopped some of the most inspiring and amazing individuals from stepping forward and delivering world leading innovations that are transforming patient care. Tonight, you will hear many examples of frontline NHS staff cutting the Gordian Knot across the system and how our workforce and the patients we serve are benefiting. Through programmes like the CEPwe can build a purpose-led high performance culture, underpinned by the values of trust and challenge that place our workforce, patients and citizens at the heart of the transformation we need to deliver high quality care now and for future generations. Professor Tony Young OBE National Clinical Lead for Innovation NHS England and NHS Improvement Jean-Simon Berthelemy’s 18th century depiction of Alexander the Great cutting the Gordian Knot CEP Big Pitch event 2019 at the Royal Institution

| 9 Speakers Rachael Grimaldi Anaesthetist and CEO and Co-Founder of CardMedic Rachael Grimaldi is an NHS anaesthetist, Associate Medical Director of the Brighton Marathon, and CEO and Co-Founder of multi-award winning innovative digital health start-up, CardMedic. She is currently a practicing senior anaesthetic registrar in advanced paediatric anaesthetics at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, following which she will be a Consultant Anaesthetist. Rachael has a long-held interest in patient safety and human factors, winning several national and international awards for her quality improvement work over the last decade, including handover to intensive care units. At the Brighton Marathon, Rachael leads on the integration of a roadside ECMO (Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation – ‘heart and lung bypass’) team into the Advanced Cardiac Arrest Team. Rachael also leads the Brighton Marathon Research Group, working on collaborative and cutting-edge research with universities, world-renowned sports medicine scientists, NHS Trusts and the Ministry of Defence. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @cardmedic LinkedIn: /rachael-grimaldi-231a66a6 Malone Mukwende Medical Student, Author and Founder of BlackandBrownSkin Malone is an award-winning medical student and coauthor of Mind the Gap a clinical handbook of signs and symptoms in Black and Brown skin. The handbook has revolutionized the healthcare space reaching over 300,000 people in more than 110 countries. Mind the Gap and Malone have been featured in many press outlets such as TIME, ELLE magazines, in the House of Lords, Good Morning America and The Washington Post. Malone is also the founder of BlackandBrownSkin– a company focusing on empowering, educating, and providing a voice to Black and Brown communities in healthcare. One of the more recent products to come from the company is Hutano, is a social health platform for Black and Brown communities. This is a place where people can find a safe space to discuss their health away from traditional social media. Malone’s work has been a catalyst in redefining what ‘normal’ is in healthcare. This has led to systematic changes in hospitals and health services across the world. An example of this is NHS 111 in the UK reviewed their system which was assuming the caller would be of white skin. They reviewed the use of questions such as ‘Are your lips going blue’ to make the language more inclusive for Black and People of Colour. Email: [email protected] Twitter: /malone_mk LinkedIn: /malone-mukwende-2b9a16168

THE BIG PITCH 10 | Professor Stephen Powis National Medical Director of NHS England & NHS Improvement and Professor of Renal Medicine at University College London Professor Stephen Powis is the National Medical Director of NHS England and NHS Improvement. In this role he is the most senior doctor within the National Health Service in England. His senior management team includes England’s Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Chief Dental Officer, Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Allied Health Professions Officer as well as the NHS National Director of Patient Safety, the Medical Director for Primary Care, the Medical Director for Professional Leadership and Clinical Effectiveness and the Medical Director for Acute Care and Emergency Preparedness. As National Medical Director, he is the highest-level Responsible Officer within England. His medical directorate is also responsible for commissioning the national clinical audit programme, developing professional standards for doctors throughout England and developing clinical policy for the NHS. Professor Powis is executive lead for the NHS national cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, stroke and prevention programmes. He leads the medical workforce work stream of the NHS People Plan. At the request of the Prime Minister he is currently undertaking a review of the core publicly reported English NHS clinical access standards. At the request of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, he and the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer recently completed a review of the barriers to access of cannabis derived medicinal products. He is the senior responsible officer for the human health work stream of the UK government’s antimicrobial resistance strategy. He co-chairs the National Quality Board with the Chief Inspector of Hospitals. Dr Tim Ferris Director of Transformation, NHS England and NHS Improvement Dr Tim Ferris is the inaugural National Director of Transformation at NHS England and NHS Improvement. The Transformation Directorate draws together NHSX, NHS Improvement, and Innovation into a single team to deliver transformation in the NHS through redesigning care services, harnessing the power of data and analytics, and building a learning health system that generates knowledge to improve population health. These activities are focused on the twin priorities of pandemic recovery and reducing health inequalities. Tim was most recently CEO of the Mass General Physicians Organization (2017-2021) and was formerly the Senior Vice President for Population Health at Mass General Brigham overseeing performance for one of the largest accountable care organizations in the US. He founded the Center for Population Health, which reaches over one million patients annually, focusing on prevention and data to improve health, reduce inequities and save lives. Tim’s past roles include multiple committees at the National Academy of Medicine, an independent advisory council for the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of NHS England and NHS Improvement. Tim trained in medicine and public health at Harvard University, and remains on the staff of Mass General. He was awarded numerous NIH and foundation grants and co-authored over 130 publications on health care quality measurement, health disparities and health IT. Tim became a professor at Harvard Medical School in 2018 and continues as an adjunct Professor.

| 11 Professor Tony Young OBE National Clinical Lead for Innovation NHS England and NHS Improvement Professor Tony Young is a practising frontline NHS Consultant Urological Surgeon, Associate Medical Director at Mid and South Essex Hospitals Group, Professor of Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Anglia Ruskin University, and the founder of four med-tech start-ups. In September 2014 became the first National Clinical Lead for Innovation for the NHS. As Clinical Lead, Tony provides clinical leadership and support in delivering improved health outcomes in England. He drives the uptake of proven innovations across the NHS, promotes economic growth through innovation, and helps make the NHS the go-to place on the planet for medical innovation. In 2015, Tony founded the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme. This has become the world’s largest entrepreneurial workforce development programme for clinicians and under the NHS Long Term Plan is set for a major expansion to include intrapreneurs. In the 2019 New Year’s Honours list Tony was awarded the OBE for services to clinical leadership. Tony’s portfolio covers the whole landscape of health and social care, public health, technology, digital and life sciences. This has included leadership and oversight of several programmes including: The National Innovation Accelerator, the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme (CEP), SBRI Healthcare, and the Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP). Twitter: @drtonyyoung LinkedIn: /drtonyyoung

THE BIG PITCH 12 | Clinical Entrepreneurs: Pitchers and Panellists Saif Ahmad Health and Academic Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Co-Founder 52 North Saif Ahmad is an MD-PhD cancer clinician and researcher based at the University of Cambridge. In 2018, Saif co-founded 52 North Health, a Cambridge-based start-up which is developing ‘NeutroCheck’: a novel, point-of-care medical device that aims to transform the management of patients receiving anticancer chemotherapy. The NeutroCheck device uses finger-prick blood to accurately identify patients at risk of lifethreatening neutropenic sepsis – a condition that kills two to three patients per day in England alone. NeutroCheck has the potential to improve the clinical outcomes of cancer patients and reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance, whilst also saving healthcare providers, such as the NHS, tens of millions of pounds by preventing unnecessary emergency admissions. NeutroCheck has been supported by a number of grants including Innovate UK, and in 2020 it was awarded £1 million from SBRI Healthcare to work with NHS Trusts, Macmillan Cancer Support and the UK Sepsis Trust to support clinical trials and adoption. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @saifahmad_uk Christopher Law Medical Student and Co-Founder of Apian Chris is a trainee doctor at Barts and a Biomedical Engineer graduate from Imperial. Together with Hammad and Alexander, they founded Apian, a healthcare drone logistics startup delivering faster, smarter and greener healthcare. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @apianaero Instagram: @apianaero

| 13 Scott Martin Doctor and Co-Founder and CEO of Recourse AI Scott Martin is the co-founder and CEO of Recourse AI, leading their mission to unlock the potential of the healthcare workforce. Started during medical school and now backed by independent research, the Recourse “Flight Simulator for Healthcare” leverages conversational AI-powered Digital Human simulations to provide experiential training and autonomous assessment of traditionally difficult to teach communication and clinical decision making skills. Data-driven insights are produced with every interaction, creating a new paradigm in workforce development and staffing, where learning curves are accelerated remotely, vacancies filled faster, and errors and inequalities in patient care are eradicated. Funded by the SBRI programme and national award bodies, Recourse currently work with the NHS, MoD and some of the best medical schools in the world. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @recourseai LinkedIn: /recourseai Alicja Moore Plastic Surgery Registrar and Co-Founder of Primum Digital Ltd Alicja is combining her surgical career with family life and digital innovation. She and her husband co-founded Primum Digital and developed their first product (OrthoPathway) in 2018. The aim of this digital platform is to standardise and streamline patient pathways within the musculoskeletal services in the NHS, while educating and supporting frontline medical staff using fully illustrated and entirely customisable clinical decision trees. Initially developed to manage acute trauma presentations, the product has been further developed to help with elective workload to aid elective recovery within the NHS. Its success within the domain of musculoskeletal injuries has triggered Primum to continue redeveloping their product into CrossCover – a wider scope platform to host solutions not just for Orthopaedics, but for all the surgical specialities. Since its inception Primum Digital has won several national competitions including SBRI Healthcare Urgent and Emergency Care and Delivering a Net Zero NHS. Email: [email protected] This is an incredible programme that helps normalise clinical staff wanting to work on innovation. The community around the CEP is fantastic with lots of fellow entrepreneurs to lean on for support and advice.

THE BIG PITCH 14 | Bernadette Porter Honorary Consultant Nurse and Founder and CEO of NeuroResponse® Bernadette is a Clinical Entrepreneur and an alumnus of the NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme. She is the Founder and CEO of NeuroResponse® – a digital care model co-designed with people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to detect and treat urinary tract infections quickly avoiding deterioration and presentation at Emergency Departments. Bernadette has had a long career in neurology nursing and is an Honorary Consultant Nurse in Multiple Sclerosis at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Free Foundation Trust. Bernadette has a track record of successfully and collaboratively challenging multidisciplinary teams to deliver patient focused care. Bernadette has received many awards including an MBE for services to nursing. Under Bernadette’s leadership, NeuroResponse® evolved from a proof of concept to a commissioned service and was awarded SBRI Phase 1 and Phase 2 funding to improve the MS service and scale to people and families living with Dementia and Parkinson’s disease. Bernadette believes the support and mentorship offered on the NHS Innovation Accelerator and Clinical Entrepreneur Programme have been key in building confidence and success to date. Email: [email protected] YouTube: NeuroResponse Debbie Wake CEO and Co-Founder of MyWay Digital Health (MWDH) MWDH is a University of Dundee spin out company (inc. 2017). Debbie is also a Diabetes Consultant, and Clinical Reader at University of Edinburgh and (MBChB, BSc, PhD, Clin Ed Dip), a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion, a 2017/18 NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow and one of nine 2019 IUK Women in Innovation Award winners. MWDH’s vision is to improve the lives of people with diabetes (and other long-term conditions) globally through affordable data-driven solutions. Their flagship product; MyWay Diabetes (MWD)), is multi-award winning, improves health outcomes and saves costs (5:1 ROI). MWD has been deployed in~ 30% of NHS territories. MWDH have an office in Dubai and are now delivering in Middle East and Malaysia. MWDH is at the forefront of diabetes artificial intelligence/ machine learning work (supported through IUK Digital Health Catalyst and AI awards) leading to emerging products delivering clinician decision support, population analytics, risk prediction and precision medicine. Debbie also leads international diabetes education programmes, and was previously a health columnist for a national UK newspaper and TV doctor/ presenter for STVs ‘The Hour’ programme. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @docdebbie LinkedIn:debbie-wake-64335923/ The CEP is by far, the most important means by which hard working, committed NHS employees with ideas can add value to the constructive development of services for patients, staff and the organisation.

| 15 Matt Whitty Director of Innovation, Research and Life Sciences and Chief Executive of the Accelerated Access Collaborative at NHS England and NHS Improvement Matt Whitty is the Director of Innovation, Research and Life Sciences and Chief Executive of the Accelerated Access Collaborative. He is a trained Pharmacist and has worked in a variety of clinical roles and as a management consultant before joining NHS England and Improvement. Dr Bola Owolabi Director of Health Inequalities at NHS England and NHS Improvement Dr Bola Owolabi MB BS DFFP MRCGP MSc is Director of Health Inequalities at NHS England and NHS Improvement. She works as a General Practitioner in the Midlands. Bola has particular interests in reducing health inequalities through Integrated Care Models, Service Transformation and using data & insights for Quality Improvement. Bola has held various leadership roles at local, system and national levels. She was until recently, National Specialty Advisor for Older People and Integrated Person Centred-Care at NHS England and Improvement where she led the Anticipatory Care Workstream of the National Ageing Well Programme. She has worked with teams across NHS England and NHS Improvement and the Department of Health and Social Care as part of the Covid 19 Pandemic response. She is an alumnus of Ashridge Executive Education/ Hult International Business School and holds a Masters degree with distinction in Leadership (Quality Improvement). She holds an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Executive Healthcare Leadership for Clinicians. Bola is a Generation Q Fellow of the Health Foundation, an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. The CEP is a fantastic programme, cultivating people with a passion for innovation all working on a common goal to improve the delivery of healthcare across the NHS and beyond.

THE BIG PITCH 16 | Dr Navina Evans Chief Executive of Health Education England Dr Navina Evans joined HEE on 1 October 2020 from East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) where she had been Chief Executive since 2016. She has over twenty years of clinical experience in psychiatry, medicine and paediatrics and previously held the positions of Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations. Navina has worked as the Clinical Director for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at ELFT. She has also been involved in medical education and provided pastoral care to medical students. Navina acts as a Trustee for Think Ahead Organisation which develops training programmes for mental health social work. She was awarded an honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2020. Navina uses her voice in support of staff wellbeing and coproduction with patients, advocating for the best possible quality of life and creating a culture of enjoying work for staff. She was awarded the Commander of the British Empire in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List for services to NHS Leadership and the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community. Liz Choonara Head of Entrepreneurship at Crisis Liz is the Head of Entrepreneurship at Crisis, having formerly led Programmes & Community for the Enterprise Lab at Imperial College London. Liz oversees the development of the innovation culture within the charity, managing Crisis’ existing enterprises and the creation of new ventures to end homelessness. I think trying to be an entrepreneur in the NHS can sometimes be a bit isolating, however the Clinical Entrepreneur community just get it and are immediately on board and supportive of your vision. From the very first event, you are surrounded by this amazing energy for innovation and improvement in the NHS.

| 17 Benyamin Deldar Doctor and Co-Founder of Deep Medical Dr Benyamin Deldar is cofounder of Deep Medical, a machine learning company looking at understanding predicting behaviours around healthcare engagement. Deep Medical has developed algorithms predicting non-attendances to different healthcare appointments at 92% AUC. Since forming their business in March 2021, Ben and his co-founder have secured pilots across a population of five million patients in the UK with aims of increasing outpatient utilisation by 10% and hence reducing the national backlog. Alongside the operational solutions, Deep Medical is also invested in understanding the clinical implications of non-attendance. Deep Medical has partnered with NHS Health Inequalities and Anglia Ruskin University to understand and develop targeted messaging platforms to encourage individuals up the scale of engagement on their patient journey. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @deldarbenyamin LinkedIn: /benyamin-deldar-951ab3153 Gary Hawkins Nurse and Founder of National Electronic Bed Search Gary is a Learning Disability Nurse with 35 years front line clinical experience covering: adults & children, inpatient, residential, forensic, sex offender and crisis management. Gary is a qualified Clinical Safety Officer and until recently was a Clinical Transformation Lead (MH and LD) in a large NHS Trust. Gary is a qualified Clinical Safety officer, clinical mentor/assessor and a certified Suzy Lamplight lone worker Trainer and was until recently a physical interventions instructor, with over 20 years of teaching experience with the aim of reducing or eradicating restrictive interventions in services. In January 2021 Gary was fortunate to be accepted on the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme where he is developing the innovative and disruptive National Electronic Bed search platform (NEBS) that has the tools to find the RIGHT placement as close to home and family as possible, quickly and effectively. Commissioners in health and social care do not currently have a simple yet robust system to search for live available beds. A system that matches the specific needs of the person to the placement. Many use Google and word of mouth to find placements and this is an exceptionally time consuming and costly process. Many people, especially those with neurodevelopmental disorders, require highly specialist services, specific environments and specialised staff. NEBS will be used by MH and LD health, social care commissioners to quickly identify specialist beds. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @NEBSSYS LinkedIn:gary-hawkins-nebs


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THE BIG PITCH 20 | Caroline McCallum Speech and Language Therapist and Founder of Project Get Talking Caroline is a Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in working with school aged children with Autism. She has many years of experience developing Speech and Language Therapy traded services in schools across London. Caroline is at the end of her first year on the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme. During this first year, Caroline has successfully secured two grants - NIHR i4i Challenge ‘Children and Young People’s Mental Health’ (CYPMH) and Department of Business Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) Knowledge Assets Grant Fund for the development of a speech and language therapy platform. Through the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme Caroline has collaborated with Blum Health Ltd. to launch Project Get Talking. Caroline’s vision is to eradicate the health inequalities that exist for children with speech, language and communication needs in schools nationwide through easily accessible digital support and training. Project Get Talking is a software development venture on a mission to reduce mental health and poor life outcomes of school aged children with speech, language and communication needs. The software aims to extend awareness of speech, language and communication needs and reach of NHS support, training, resources and therapy available for children in school. Email: [email protected] LinkedIn: /caroline-mccallum-35116790 Rajiv Sethi Doctor and Co-Founder of Health Careers Live Rajiv was appointed to the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme as a medical student in 2017. He has founded and leads national and global work in digital health, widening participation, innovation and health education. In 2021, Members of Parliament and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care honoured Dr Rajiv Sethi with the NHS Parliamentary Award for a significant contribution to the National Health Service in England LinkedIn: /therajivsethi The CEP has helped me develop and refine what was a nebulous idea into something of genuine use in the NHS. We could not have got as far as we have today without the support and learning provided.

| 21 Laura Tan Junior Doctor, Programmer, Co-Founder of Vitala Laura is a junior doctor, programmer and co-founder of Vitala, and she is passionate about medical innovation and its ability to transform healthcare. Following graduation from Imperial College Medical School in 2019 with an additional BSc focused on automated cardiac imaging, Laura undertook an Academic Foundation Programme allowing her to continue to pursue interests in programming, machine learning and digital health. During her medical training, Laura felt that we needed a much better way to manage lifestyle-driven health risks, ahead of the development of chronic disease and acute health events. This led to the development of Vitala, an all-in-one platform for supporting people to assess, monitor and then improve personal risk factors ahead of time. Vitala aims to empower users to proactively engage in their health and navigate to lasting, healthier habits through easy access to expert 1:1 health coaching, complemented by a growing suite of digital tools. Following the launch of the live platform in January 2022, Vitala are excited to continue to develop their digital tools and help to drive a more proactive, predictive and personalised approach to managing modifiable health risks. Laura is also the creator of medical education app ‘Spin the Bleep’ and co-founder of the Imperial College School of Medicine Coding Society. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @drlauratan, @getvitala Instagram: @getvitala Simon Withey Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Founder of Malue Simon is a surgeon with a longstanding interest in improving standards of healthcare. He has been involved in a number national and international reviews of standards of surgical practice. Three years ago he and colleagues stumbled on the concept of using reviews to drive efficiency and quality, and to identify wasteful, risky and unsustainable practice in health and social care. The concept began with a chat about the benefits of “coffee room conversations” when searching for the right product to perform a certain operative tasks. These early conversations have led to extensive rounds of focus groups and patients and staff engagement sessions. The opportunity and scope have been explored, a solution has been modelled and approaches to commercialisation identified. A team has been built that, with partners, is in the process of undertaking proof of concept and pilot projects. We have received constant support from the CEP in all areas of development. Regular one to one meetings have helped provide real focus, and our thoughts have been challenged by both peers and mentors, and as a direct result we have developed a deeper understanding of the need, an answer and the approach to commercialisation. Email: [email protected]

THE BIG PITCH 22 | Tamsin Holland Brown Paediatrician and Founder of Hear Glue Ear and Paediatric HealthTech Tamsin works as a paediatrician in Cambridge. She specialises in children who are deaf. This led her focus on children with temporary hearing loss due to glue ear (a common condition, where fluid builds up behind the ear drum, causing temporary deafness in young children). She created an affordable medical device to improve hearing and an app to improve childhood developmental skills and self management of glue ear between appointments or when operations are unavailable. This became a remote solution during the COVID pandemic. The device and the app won innovation and paediatric awards, with NICE ‘highly commending’ the app and the UK app awards awarding ‘Children’s app of the year 2019’. Tamsin’s research and experience of implementing a medical device as well as app’s into clinical pathways led her to become an educator in digital health. She founded Hear Glue Ear and the company Paediatric HealthTech and was recognised in the new years honours list last year. Once upon a time she used to play ultimate frisbee for GB womens (which is a real sport, honest guv). Email: [email protected] Twitter: @hearglueear Peter May Net Zero Advisor, The Greener NHS Programme at NHS England and NHS Improvement Peter is a Net Zero Advisor for the Greener NHS Programme, where his main focus is supporting the design and delivery of low carbon models of care. Peter started his a career as a physiotherapist based in the Royal London Hospital. After specialising in musculoskeletal injuries, he transitioned into the research setting where he worked on surgical trials and latterly COVID-19 research. Before joining the Greener NHS Programme, he worked on a digital health start-up on the NHS Clinical Entrepreneurship Programme and developed a sustainable education package with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. Peter is passionate about tackling climate change in order to improve and protect the health of NHS staff, patients and the public. LinkedIn: /netzeropeter The CEP is a fantastic programme and will lead to retention of more doctors by allowing them to pursue innovation alongside a clinical career. I would not be working for the NHS right now if it wasnt for the CEP.

| 23 Brad Gudger NHS Youth Expert Advisor and Founder and Director of Alike Brad Gudger is a two-time cancer survivor, former broadcaster and pioneer of the voluntary sector. He has volunteered for various organisations for nearly four years and has worked extensively to advocate on behalf of young people. His experience includes being a Youth Expert Advisor for NHS England & NHS Improvement, working with the NHS LGBT Health team to reduce healthcare inequality, petitioning the government to offer more support to those being treated for cancer and he has spoken in Parliament numerous times about patient experience. He has worked internationally too along side the UK Mission to the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Brad is recipient of The Diana Award, a Young Leader for the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and a One Young World Ambassador. Email: [email protected] LinkedIn: /bradgudger Emilios Lemoniatis Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Chief Digital Ethics and Privacy Officer at SABP Mental Health Trust and Founder of Frontline Buddy Emilios is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who has been on the CEP for three years and is the CEP wellbeing lead. Emilios has worked in innovation and mental health as a consultant for over ten years and brings experience in service user design and design thinking with particular experience of involvement of young people and children and working with complex systems. He is now applying his experience in a workforce well-being and culture change programme called FrontlineBuddy, which is being supported as an innovation through Mid-South Essex NHS FT. He has recently been appointed as Chief Digital Ethics and Privacy Officer at SABP Mental Health Trust and is really happy to be part of the digital mental health team. He is passionate about how digital technology is applied to empowering patients, improving the lives of communities and supporting clinicians in their work. Email: [email protected] LinkedIn: /dremilios I believe that being part of this programme brings together a wealth of talent and opportunity which remains a strong motivator to improve the care we provide for patients and advance the NHS agenda, no matter at what stage your innovation may be.

THE BIG PITCH 24 | Hinnah Rafique Doctor and Founder of Generation Medics Dr Hinnah Rafique is a doctor and founder of the multi-award winning social enterprise, Generation Medics. She has led significant organisational growth during this time, winning six-figure contracts, upskilling healthcare staff and supporting thousands of young people and adults across the UK. Generation Medics supports people from all backgrounds (particularly those from underrepresented and disadvantaged communities) to consider, strive and succeed in medical, lifescience and healthcare careers. Their mission is simple: to inspire and empower the next generation of healthcare professionals. Away from Generation Medics, Hinnah was the first woman appointed as a NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow, and was recently appointed as the NHS England Clinical Lead for social enterprise and entrepreneurship. She also lectures across a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at several institutions including the University of Oxford. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @GenMedX Linkedin: /generation-medics Biswajit Chakrabarti Consultant Respiratory Physician and Director and Lead of Clinical Development at LungHealth Biswajit was appointed as a Consultant Respiratory Physician in 2008 at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust. In 2018 Biswajit was named In the ‘Top 70 NHS Stars’ as part of a national poll launched by the NHS, to honour individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to patient care, services and local communities over the last 70 years. Together with his colleagues at LungHealth, Biswajit realised that year upon year, healthcare professionals were faced with an increasing number of complex clinical guidelines. However, this approach of simply disseminating paper-based guidelines in the expectation of improving care did not appear to translate into improved patient outcomes resulting in considerable variation in the delivery of care. This prompted LungHealth to design clinical decision support systems with the clinical guidelines and the experience of multiple specialists embedded into intelligent algorithms thus enabling the software to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and prompt guideline-based therapy thus truly addressing healthcare inequality. The LungHealth software systems are clinically validated with multiple peer reviewed publications and are in active use in multiple localities within the NHS in both primary and secondary care settings. This resulted in the LungHealth systems being cited in the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Respiratory Report 2021 and showcased at the World Expo in Dubai as examples of technological innovation aiming to transform patient care pathways globally. Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected]

| 25 Michaela Coker Social Prescribing Link Worker, Community Development Lead at My Community Age UK Lambeth and Streatham AT Medics Primary Care Network, London Michaela has nine years of frontline experience working in Primary Care in various patient-centred roles including reception management and primary care navigation. Since 2019, she has been committed to social prescribing in public health working collaboratively in the voluntary, community, social enterprise and the NHS. Her vast understanding of personalised care encouraged her to lead on several initiatives that benefit patients such as the Thriving Streatham wellbeing hub founded in October 2021. Michaela’s passion to tackle health and social inequalities is what led to her current innovation. During the pandemic, she monitored the pressures on the social prescribing service and the lack of capacity many link workers had to partake in personal and professional development. Recognizing the issue, she wondered if an integrated collaboration platform could improve the service structure. In its early stages, the mobile app will be accessible to all link workers who will have 24/7 access to all the resources and support they need to feel empowered in their roles. Email: [email protected] LinkedIn: /michaelacc Gayle Dellow Digital Midwife Gayle is an experienced midwife with a previous career in IT specialising in software consultation, installation and data analysis. As one of the first in the world to obtain a masters degree in IT service management, her dissertation looked at the reasons for failures in change management. As a current digital midwife, she is supporting the maternity services in rolling out systems and processes to drive the digital transformation with a goal of being the leaders in utilising digital solutions and going paper free within her trust, as well as the paving the way for other healthcare providers locally and nationally. The pitch used to obtain a place on the Healthcare Innovation Placement Pilot was in relation to the multitude of clinical systems available to healthcare at present, each with its own patient data locked within. Each system has its own unique ability to provide value within the clinical setting for varying specialties. However, with the ever growing focus on the patient, it is essential that we look at ways of integrating clinical systems to provide the best patient care. Essentially, having a software product that would become the interface between clinical systems to provide a coherent patient narrative to any consulting clinician irrespective of clinical system used. LinkedIn: /gayle-dellow-9056403 An innovative environment encourages further innovation and generation of new ideas. The CEP provides the perfect condition for the generation and incubation of new ideas.

THE BIG PITCH 26 | Richard Hixson Consultant and Founder of HealthCare Ocean Richard Hixson is a Consultant in Critical Care Medicine who holds positions in sustainability and planetary health from local to national level. Richard is the cofounder of HealthCare Ocean and works with many organisations including NHS England on sustainable procurement; and the UK Government in developing a vision that recognises that delivering the UN Ocean Decade’s societal outcomes has both a UK and international dimension. His ocean work linking the goals of healthcare, our suppliers and the container shipping industry earned him four invitations to speak at COP 26. As part of his drive to improve planetary health, Richard designed CPDmatch – a website and app which is to healthcare education what is to hotels. CPDmatch improves equality in access to education for all healthcare professionals, reduces environmental impact through geographic matching and provides a level playing field for advertising independent of marketing budgets; helping all providers commercialise their events. CPDmatch is not ‘just a website and app’ but an advanced marketing platformwhich alerts registered users to new events of interest and provides a ‘virtual on-demand’ facility permitting all healthcare professionals to immediately find online resources which can be undertaken from the comfort of their own sofa. Richard developed CPDmatch from concept to a platformwhich accommodates education providers and healthcare professionals from around the world; providing a central access point for those in lowerresourced countries to find high-quality affordable/free virtual education. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @CPDmatch LinkedIn: /richardhixson Devina Maru GP Registrar and Co-Founder of Health Pioneers Charity Devina Maru is a co-founder of Health Pioneers Charity. The charity was founded to tackle the health and education inequalities that exist amongst young people in the most socio-economic deprived areas. Within the charity, healthcare professionals work closely with communities, schools, and local authorities, providing educational, mentorship and leadership programmes encouraging social empowerment and building communities. Within a year of launching the charity has collaborated with 10 organisations, appointed over 150 volunteers, implemented over 12 community projects and helped over 250 young people. Health Pioneers Charity was featured as a case study example of projects reducing inequalities within the British Medical Association’s (BMA) Health Inequalities toolkit for clinicians 2021. At the core of the charity is the drive to empower young people through health and leadership education to shape their communities and ultimately reduce these inequalities through their innovative and creative solutions, empowering them to become the future health pioneers of society. The charity has two branches; 1. A bespoke 1-1 Mentorship to Health Programme covering all 8 areas of Gatsby Benchmark for healthcare disciplines including medical, dentistry, nursing and allied health professionals’ 2. Pathways to Health Programme, a health education and leadership programme that empowers young people to work with health professionals to design, implement, and lead a community health project that solves a health problem within their community. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @HealthPioneers_ @Devina_Maru LinkedIn: /healthpioneerscharity

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THE BIG PITCH 28 | Clinical Entrepreneurs Abdullah Aamir Abdul-Rahman Abbas Faisal Abbasi Fatima Abdulazizi Maysam Abdulwahid Lilani Abeywickrama Clare Abley Youssef Aboufandi Hala Abusin Nazan Adali Safwaan Adam Carl Adams Sola Adeleke Toyosi Adeniji Uthman Adesina Ade Adeyemi Syed Adil Karolina Afors Arash Aframian Kavita Aggarwal Amita Aggarwal Riaz Agha Laszlo Agocs Wael Agur Wael Agur Umar Ahmad Zeeshan Ahmad Saif Ahmad Haroon Ahmad Aaniya Ahmed Faheem Ahmed Fatima Ahmed Kamran Ahmed Sadaf Ahmed Sabrina Ahmed Usman Ahmed Anis Ahmed Maroof Ahmed Oluwatoyin Aiyegbusi Adil Ajuied Beenish Akthar Hasaneen Al Janabi Azeem Alam Abdullah Albeyatti Syedah Aleena Haider Othman Al-Fagih Adam Ali Tim Allardyce John Lee Allen Yasmin Allen Ben Allen Hannah Allen Ameer Allybocus Philip Alton John Altrip Shivani Amdekar Muhammad Farhan Amin George Ampat Amir Amraie Tom Anderson Mohammed Arslan Anwar Dilshan Arawwawala Waheed Arian Uzma Asghar Sarim Ather Chantal Auguste Rupy Aujla Deepak Aulak Yuri Aung Gulmobeen Aurangzeb Pearl Avery Rossby Awadzi Olugbenga Michael Aworanti Okantan Ayeh Abdul Azam Divine Azange Syed Omar Babar Samar Babiker Gurbaksh Badial Ali Bahsoun Elizabeth Bailey Timothy Baker Katie Baker Bhavagaya Bakshi Josh Balogun-Lynch Neetu Bansal Jennifer Barcroft William Barker Oliver Barnes Ashton Barnett-Vanes Mariam Barreh Matthew Barrett Saajan Basi Abdul Basit Aroon Baskaradas Adam Bataineh Kathryn Beardsall Ivan Beckley Joanne Beckmann Matthew Beddoe Rachna Bedi Jonathan Behar Heather Beirne Neomi Bennett Matthew Bennion Hemal Bhagwan Ravina Bhanot Abhinav Bhansali Nilesh Bharakhada Rahul Bharat Jananath Bhathiya Wijeyekoon Naman Bhatt Samrina Bhatti Anish Bhuva

| 29 Cathy Bindoff Patrick Birch Prateek Biyani Thomas Bloomfield Shabnam Bobdiwala Jessica Bomber Martin Booyens Flavio Bosich William Bostock Aaron Boysen Mehmet Boztuna Natalie Bradley Peter Bradley Colin Brewster George Brighton Jack Broadhurst Iain Broadley Sophie Brooks Rob Brothwood Aaron Brown Michael Bryan Michael Bryan Roselyn Bunhu Shaun Burke Amanda Burls Sophie Burnage Geoff Burnhill Sarah Bux Richard Byers Conor Byrne Stephanie Campbell Gayle Campbell Daniel Campbell Lydia Campbell-Hill Robert Cann Edward Cardiff Christopher Castle Finneas Catling Andrew Cattell Paulina Cecula Lucrezia Cester Saisunder Chaganty Biswajit Chakrabarti Mark Chan Simran Chana Diane Chandler Manny Chawla Shreya Chawla Surina Chibber Katie Child Usha Rani Chittathur Bogdan Chiva Giurca James Choi Amiras Chokshi Ahamodur Choudhury Prem Chouhan Rakeeb Chowdhury Jeremy Chui Tamsin Clake Sarah Clifford Helen Clint Thomas Coats Michaela Coker Robert Conway Sharon Cook Joanna Cooke Ross Coomber Kerri Cooper Oliver Cooper Gary Cordery Peter Cosgrove David Cox Emma Cox Dawn Cross Matthew Crowson Matt Cullinane Jonathan Cutting Alastair Darwood Patrick Davey Alexander Davey Laura David Ronnie Davies Rebekah Davies Helen Davies-Cox Amy Davis Nick de Pennington Peter de Souza Dave Dehal Benyamin Deldar Gayle Dellow Mihir Desai Kiran Desai Vikram Devalia Arunava Dhar Samandip Dhesi Lafina Diamandis John Dickson William Do Neel Doshi Akash Doshi Nicholas Dragolea Andrew Drakeley Mohamed Draz Kwaku Duah-Asante Frances Duffy Rajdip Dulai Mateo Dworkin Alexander Dyamond David Eagle Michael Eddie Sandra Eismann Jinendra Ekanayake Oussama Elhage Michael Elkin Stephanie Eltz Ahmed Elzein Mohamed Chris Evans Mary Eyo Hazem Fallouh William Farr Edmund Farrar Michael Finlay Allen Alexander Finlayson Sarah Fissler Carlon Fitzpatrick Christian Flynn