Our purpose is to turn great ideas into positive health impact. In this podcast series we will be talking to people from across the innovation ecosystem to support us in this goal - from NHS leaders to clinical innovators, entrepreneurs and academics.
In this episode we spoke to scientist and entrepreneur Dr Jason Mellad about why businesses embracing diversity are setting themselves up for success, his coaching tips for innovators and how we could all be more inclusive.
Jason is passionate about translating innovative technologies into better patient outcomes. As CEO and co-founder of Start Codon, a Cambridge based accelerator, he aims to identify and recruit the most disruptive healthcare start-ups worldwide, seed fund them and leverage the exceptional resources of the Cambridge cluster to de-risk and drive their success.
In the first episode of Ideas to Impact, we speak to Danny Mortimer about how MedTech and innovation helped the NHS respond to the coronavirus pandemic and some of the cultural changes which enabled the healthcare system to adapt at speed.
Danny is the chief executive of NHS Employers and also serves as deputy chief executive of the NHS Confederation, of which NHS Employers is part.
In this episode we question Dr Peter Bannister, Chair of the Institute for Engineering and Technology Healthcare Sector about artificial intelligence and machine learning. What innovations are out there to support primary care and how could it change general practice?
How can primary care benefit from the use of virtual reality and augmented reality? Will it change the way you work? Dr Hasan Chowhan talks to VR/AR expert Jonathan Tustain about how the latest developments could reduce workload, attract new recruits and improve patient care.
Episode 8, our first international podcast, features Dr Mark Ebell, a family physician in the US, author, professor at the University of Georgia and fellow primary care podcast host. He talks to Dr Hasan Chowhan about his global research into cancer screening and the two compare challenges in the US and UK primary care systems.
Episode 7 features Sir Sam Everington, a GP, Chair of the award-winning Tower Hamlets CCG in East London, former Trustee of the King's Fund, council member of the British Medical Association, a long term campaigner and activist. Sam tells us about social prescribing, a way of working with patients that he feels is essential to improving long term health, and vital to the future success of the NHS.
Episode 6 features Dr Nish Manek, a Cambridge GP and National Medical Directors Clinical Fellow who tells us about Next Generation GP, an unconventional programme of leadership training for future NHS leaders that is inspiring early career GPs to innovate.
The fifth episode of Primary Care Talks is a medtech special featuring new technology being used to detect Atrial Fibrillation, a condition that could lead to stroke. It is estimated that over 400,000 people in the UK remain undiagnosed for AF. Dr Hasan Chowhan meets Caroline Prentice, a practice manager at Goldington Avenue Surgery in Bedford, and her colleague Emma Bowler a practice nurse, to give us an insight into how they have introduced this new technology at seven practices in the area.
In Podcast 4, Dr Chowhan meets St Albans GP and consultant Dr Steve Laitner to delve into some of Steve's innovative approaches to delivering more proactive primary care. Steve uses population management techniques to help create a more tailored approach that caters better for each individual patient's needs.
In podcast 3, Dr Chowhan discusses bringing first-of-a-kind genomic testing projects into primary care with Cambridge GP, Dr Alina Roser.
Both GPs are currently running projects exploring how pharmacogenetic testing can benefit patients and improve the accuracy of prescribing.
In the second podcast our host, Dr Hasan Chowhan, chats to Dr Miles Langdon of Lakeside Healthcare about how he is making the NHS Primary Care Home model work in England’s largest GP super-partnership. Dr Langdon reveals helpful insights into how he is setting up his organisation to work more efficiently and productively for the 160,000 patients they support.
In Episode 1, Dr Hasan Chowhan meets Dr Neil Modha from Thistlemoor Medical Centre in Peterborough. Neil outlines how he has cleverly and carefully managed caring for a community where 85% of patients do not have English as a first language, and many struggle with communicating about their health and wellbeing. His solution offers a step change in care for patients as well as alleviating pressure on his team.