Our entrepreneurs: Haseeb Hamid

In our latest #OurEntrepreneurs profile we meet cohort 7 Clinical Entrepreneur Haseeb Hamid, Medical Doctor.

Tell us a bit about yourself 

I am a medical doctor working in the West of Scotland who has a specific interest in teaching others about the wonders of the human body and medicine.

Name: Haseeb Hamid, NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Cohort 7.

Occupation: Medical Doctor

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

I found out about the programme through other Clinical Entrepreneurs. The programme is exactly the kind of support and development I need with developing and scaling my start-up.

I am looking forward to the entrepreneurial knowledge and opportunities the programme will bring and networking with other like-minded individuals who are innovating within the healthcare sector.

The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme will no doubt be hugely beneficial to World of Medics from various perspectives. As healthcare workers we have little exposure to entrepreneurship and therefore our knowledge on how to start and develop a business is limited. I have no doubt that the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme will fill this gap and go beyond in providing us with invaluable advice and support for us to develop our healthcare innovations and fill in the gaps in our business knowledge and experience.

Tell us about your innovation  

World of Medics is an online educational platform which gamifies learning about the human body. Users progress through their learning by earning points and badges, progressing through levels, levelling up and moving up the leader board. The platform combines the addictive nature of gaming with medical education, thus allowing students to fully engage and immerse themselves in their learning.
I hope that students around the world can learn about the human body in an engaging and interactive way through which they can help their local communities through providing and enhancing healthcare.

What motivates you? 

Helping others learn so that they can help and support their local communities. I am very fortunate to have had the selfless support of my extremely benevolent parents and many inspiring teachers throughout the years whose valuable advice and encouragement has been priceless.

What are your ambitions for the next year?

My ambitions for next year include developing the World of Medics into a fully developed platform ready for our first students to learn about the human body.

Why do you think innovation is important in healthcare?

Healthcare is changing year on year, and it is more important than ever that we think of new ways to improve and deliver healthcare and its derivatives. This is not only so we can provide healthcare to those who need it when they need it but also to create a culture of enhancing how we do things in the NHS which is arguably more important than ever before.

I hope that World of Medics can be part of this positive change and act as a benefactor for the NHS through helping to improve the knowledge and training of aspiring healthcare workers and to therefore have a positive impact on patient care and healthcare outcomes.

How can we find out more?

Please visit our website www.worldofmedics.com and follow us on our social media platforms.