Our Entrepreneurs: Sonny Pathak

Meet #OurEntrepreneurs. Introducing Sonny Pathak a Radiologist from London.

Tell us a bit about yourself 

Hi, I’m a Radiologist, dad to 3 girls & Rocky our miniature poodle! Side hustle as a medical expert. Love my job, I get paid to play! Constantly in awe of my NHS people who never fail to surprise me with their ingenuity.

Name: Sonny Pathak, NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Cohort 6

Occupation: Radiologist, Barts Health NHS Trust

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Why did you apply to the programme and what are you looking forward to? 

I’m curious about communication systems in healthcare. As an expert witness I have seen catastrophic consequences when they fail, I am on a mission to improve them. Found the CEP and I believe that the programme will help me develop my innovation, and in so doing, support better communication in the NHS, while saving it money.

I’m looking forward to the guidance the programme can offer, particularly commercial. I would like to harness the huge expertise of NHSX and other digital partners in realising my innovation and moving it up to scale.

Tell us about your innovation  

RADARR – Rapid Access to Diagnostics, Reports & Referrals is a simple web-based tool that creates a bespoke alert that is sent to the right clinical team via messaging apps or email.

The idea was born during the early stages of the pandemic when the Chest X-Ray was critical in diagnosing COVID, as a radiology department we needed to inform the clinical teams quickly so the patient could be isolated or treated. We realised that conventional methods of hospital communication were unreliable so we used messaging apps, they too had flaws, namely lack of required identifiers, inability to send high quality images and video and lack of inter app communication- RADARR was the solution.

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RADARR communicates unexpected, critical and urgent radiology diagnoses supplemented with high quality video and images of the findings but can also be used for referrals, virtual MDT proformas and any other clinical information with sophisticated screen capture incorporated into a choice of medical proformas providing a safety net and expediting correct management. It is at present a desktop app for sharing confidential patient data with other medical professionals anywhere in the world efficiently and immediately. You launch it from any desktop (no installation required), choose from a list of proformas, input the clinical information, capture and annotate any screen, it then links into your preferred messaging service ready to send. Confidentiality is Key.

What motivates you? 

My motto in medicine is “never let any patient fall through the cracks”

My tribe (the NHS) motivates me, in the last two years I have been inspired by brave individuals who adapt and respond in the most extraordinary ways.  So proud to be part of them, privileged to be involved.

Why do you think innovation is important in healthcare?

It will save lives and it will save money. It has been shown to improve outcomes.

As healthcare professionals we can all see the flaws in healthcare, as innovators we are compelled to deal with them – we each have a role in helping the NHS become more effective, agile and adaptive otherwise it will sink under its own weight.

How can we find out more?

To find out more please visit the website or connect with me on Twitter – thank you.


Published by Lucy Dentice

Deputy Programme Manager for the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme.