John Lodge is Head of Quality Improvement (London) for NHS England and CEO of the world’s first professional skill exchange and timebank for improving health and care services, Hexitime.
Users of the timebank exchange their time and skills using a tokenised currency. They can connect to collaborate and share their expertise across a range of health settings and professions, earning back their time capacity as they participate.
Hexitime are leading on a number of projects to reduce race and sex inequalities in healthcare, which includes hosting peer-peer mentoring networks and conducting research with NIHR to reduce racial inequalities in healthcare research. Each network customer to Hexitime is supporting the NHS in its own way, from better data literacy in the UK for example through to improving neonatal care globally.
Since joining the programme Hexitime have worked with a number of partners including AHSN’s, hospital groups, national and international networks. The company is now supporting private and third sector organisations to run their own professional timebanks.
Hexitime recently won HEROPRENEURS ‘Technology Business of the Year’ 2021 award.