Our entrepreneurs: Jade Lopes

In our latest #OurEntrepreneurs profile we meet cohort 7 Clinical Entrepreneur Jade Lopes, FY2 Doctor.

Tell us a bit about yourself 

I am a Foundation Year 2 doctor working in Somerset. I live in the countryside with my husband and my dog.

Name: Jade Lopes, NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Cohort 7.

Occupation: FY2 Doctor

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

I heard about the programme through one of my amazing inspiring colleagues who progressed through the programme and still benefits from it.

I applied for the programme because I believe it can help me to further develop and expand Medflix, so I can continue making high-quality content free to users and make it into a business in alignment with the NHS’s long-term plan.

Tell us about your innovation  

Medflix was created when I was a medical student as a revision resource for myself. I took big, complicated topics I came across in the medical school curriculum and explained them in a simple way, recording these explanations and uploading them to YouTube. I found that my videos quickly became very popular.

Medflix is the first of its kind – UK-based content which is free to the user, using NICE guidelines, condensing lots of topics into short, easy-to-follow videos, with high-yield content ideal for UK medical students or students in other healthcare degrees.

I hope I can reach more medical students who are looking for high-quality high-yield content that is fun, free to the user, easy to follow and accessible for people of all backgrounds and with learning difficulties like dyslexia. Additionally, I am working to create more content to ensure all areas of the medical school curriculum are covered.

What motivates you? 

I am motivated by the positive comments and feedback I’ve received from people who have used my content to help them pass their exams, but also educators who have used my content to supplement their teaching.

What are your ambitions for the next year?

I hope to network with experts from the field of medical education to develop the idea and brainstorm on ways to improve Medflix. I want to create more regular content keeping the user in mind and attend events with the NHS CEP in person and online to improve my skills and apply them to my work.

Why do you think innovation is important in healthcare?

Innovation is essential to develop the way healthcare is in the UK. As healthcare workers, we have insight into what works and what doesn’t, and are best placed to make changes to improve efficiency, wellbeing and patient care.

How can we find out more?

Please visit the MedFlix YouTube Channel for more information.