Our entrepreneurs: Kevin Kiff

In our latest #OurEntrepreneurs profile we meet cohort 7 Clinical Entrepreneur Kevin Kiff, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia

Tell us a bit about yourself 

I have been an NHS consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia for 25 years. During this time, I have worked with some amazing, motivated people who have consistently delivered great care to patients, and it has been a privilege to be part of such a great team.

Name: Dr Kevin Kiff FRCA FRCP FFICM, Cohort 7.

Occupation: Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia.

NHS Trust: Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

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

The CEP seemed to offer the right opportunities for transforming healthcare using technology and innovation. With access to similarly energetic appointees and mentors, I felt it would provide the insight and understanding needed to solve large scale healthcare problems.       

Overall, understanding of how to transform ideas into an operational form is not commonly understood by most doctors. Mentorship on the programme, from those with other skillsets, and mixing with other types of healthcare professional as part of the programme, will provide the space to learn and grow. This will benefit our understanding of problems that we will encounter, leading to better solutions for healthcare.   

Tell us about your innovation  

Sylvan Tech aims to promote patient pathway efficiencies, especially those associated with elective and emergency surgery, so that all patient groups can receive timely healthcare. Seeing these problems in a professional capacity has enabled us to develop solutions “from the ground up”, resulting in better clinical and operational performance.

We hope that our innovation will help organisations to understand how to increase patient flow through surgical pathways, resulting in better clinical outcomes and improved patient experience.

What motivates you? 

Access to timely treatment is something that blights those from vulnerable communities. I went to The London Hospital Medical School with a need to provide service, especially for those least able to care for themselves and this is what motivates me.

What are your ambitions for the next year?

Our aim over the next year is to have large scale evidence that our innovations have helped provide better care for patients.       

Why do you think innovation is important in healthcare?

It’s been said many times over, but you can’t do the same thing and expect different results. We must learn from others, beyond traditional boundaries, if we are to improve outcomes. Healthcare needs a revolution in how it collects data and uses it for benefit, and modern technologies will provide that vehicle of change.

How can we find out more?

Please visit the Sylvan Tech website for more information.