Our Entrepreneurs


The NHS CEP programme aims to empower healthcare staff to develop and learn. Our one year programme, fits around your work and includes mentoring, events, workshops and professional development to help you achieve your goals.

We are open to all NHS staff; from doctors to administrators; pharmacists and nurses to IT support. meet some of #OurEntrepreneurs

Dustyn Saint

GP Partner and founder of Primary Care IT Ltd.  Cohort 5

Read more about Dustyn..

Dustyn Saint, is a Clinical Enterpreneur, part time GP Partner and founder of Primary Care IT Ltd.  Dustyn took solutions used within his own practice and formed a subscription-based community for a wide range of tech solutions so that every practice doesn’t need to reinvent the wheel.  Whether this be to manage cervical screening recalls or view whether the patient you’re reviewing is up to date with the blood and physical monitoring they need; this toolset solves it all.   




Tim Allardyce

First Contact Physiotherapist, Cohort 3

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As Clinical Director at The Surrey Physio Group, Tim led the development of ‘Rehab Me’ and Rehab My Patient’ with a specialist team of Physios. Additionally, Tim has been a physiotherapist at 6 Olympic games with a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy and a Bachelors in Osteopathy 

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Richard Hixson

Consultant in Critical Care, Cohort 5

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Richard Hixson is a Consultant in Critical Care Medicine who holds positions in sustainability and planetary health from local to national level.

As part of his drive to improve planetary health, Richard designed CPDmatch – a website and app which is to healthcare education what booking.com is to hotels. CPDmatch improves equality in access to education for all healthcare professionals, reduces environmental impact through geographic matching .

Prateek Biyani

Specialty Doctor in Maxillofacial Surgery and Associate Dentist, Cohort 6

Read more about Prateek..

I graduated from dental school in 2016 and have a strong passion for education. I have developed numerous education resources for dental students and dentists over the last few years.  




Okantan Ayeh

Clinical Pharmacist, Cohort 6

Read more about Okantan..

I am a pharmacist passionate about innovating to improve people’s lives and health. I have experience working in both hospital and community pharmacy, working on innovative quality improvement projects such as online prescription ordering and workforce management.

Petra Hanson

Doctor, Cohort 6

Read more about Petra..

My main research interests are in metabolic medicine, Type 2 Diabetes and obesity, digital health tools, mindfulness and its clinical application. Three years ago, I established a research network combining artificial intelligence and mindfulness for prevention of metabolic disease at Warwick University. I teach at Warwick university and supervise Digital Healthcare Science student.

Simon Toh

Senior Consultant Surgeon , Cohort 6.

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I am a Senior Consultant Upper GI Surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and Professor of Surgery at the University of Portsmouth. I have surgical expertise in keyhole and robotic surgery and co-led a campaign raised over £3.4 million through our Rocky Appeal charity to create the leading multi-specialty minimal access robotic surgical centre in UK.     




Devina Maru

GP Registrar and co-founder , Cohort 6

Read more about Devina…

I am the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow working within the Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care Directorate and a GP Registrar by background. I am very passionate about promoting health within our communities and reducing health inequalities. I completed my MBA and obtained a diverse range of clinical and business experience and am a co-founder of Health Pioneers Charity, helping reduce health and education inequalities amongst lower socio-economic deprived areas and ethnic minorities. I was the 2021 winner of the UK Asian Women of Achievement Award – Young Achiever Category and received the national Pulse GP Award – GP Trainee/Rising Star. 

Akash Doshi

Endocrinology & Diabetes Specialist Registrar, Cohort 6

Read more about Akash…

Hi, I’m a Endocrinology & Diabetes Specialist Registrar with a keen interest in food, coding & medical education. I’m the founder of mindthebleep.com – a free medical education platform

Min Lee

Project Manager, NHS England and Improvement, Cohort 6

Read more about Min Lee..

I am a co-founder who is leading the product development and operations at Humin, our mental health tech start-up. I also manage projects for digital transformation in NHS England.  




Waseema Sarodia

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Cohort 6

Read more about Waseema..

I am a Specialist Speech and language Therapist. A large part of my clinical work involves working with patients with Chronic cough. I work for the Manchester Airways service, we assess, diagnosis  and manage patients with upper airways disorders

Amir Amraie

NHS Primary Care Pharmacist, Cohort 6

Read more about Amir..

I am a UK registered Pharmacist currently practicing within the NHS in primary care; I am Chief Operations Officer of Crowd Funded Cures, where I am working on a solution to a pharmaceutical problem that has the potential to help and improve the health and life of a billion people. I am also a technical writer in health and science, and I also help venture capitalists and investors with technical due diligence in the fields of biotech, pharmaceutics, medicine, and the intersection where technology meets with health biology and the integration and procurement of care. I am a well-researched follower of new technology developments and the use cases for advancing healthcare. I follow and partake in the Web 3.0 and de-sci space which I find exciting and emerging.

Charlotte Quinn

Registered Nurse , Cohort 6.

Read more about Charlotte..

I work in the acute hospital setting as a registered nurse in coronary care and of recent in cardiovascular specialist practice.  I am interested in enterprise and innovation. Before nursing I worked for Local Authorities within economic development and in export and business development for the mechanical engineering sector.     




Peter Cosgrove

Consultant Physician, Cohort 6

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I am a Consultant Physician in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and Northern Ireland Specialist Transport & Retrieval (NISTAR) working at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. I retain Specialist Registration in Ireland, the UK and Board Certification in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine in the US. I moved home to Northern Ireland in 2020 after working as Consultant in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. We aim to give our five children the same outstanding opportunities I received growing up in Northern Ireland. In Belfast I provide direct patient care and simultaneous clinical instruction to trainees at all levels. My remaining efforts are spent in academic pursuits that centre on educational and research efforts focused on resuscitation, procedural sedation as well as a number of translational research activities.

Sinead Welsh

Social Worker, Child Protection Specialist, Cohort 6

Read more about Sinead…

Hi I’m Sinead, a mother of 3 young children from a small rural town called Fintona in Co. Tyrone Northern Ireland. I’m a Social Worker, qualified from the Queen’s University of Belfast, and an International Child Protection Specialist having spent over 10 years working for the Australian Government. I’ve held a series of senior management positions to include Case Conference Chair Lady; Court Officer; Family Law Court Liaison Advisor and also held the Child and Adult Mental Health Portfolios. I worked alongside Victoria Police around the establishment of the Child Sexual Assault and Family Violence Investigation Teams in Melbourne.  I am a Mental Health Advocate.

Frances Duffy

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Cohort 6

Read more about Frances..

I am a consultant clinical psychologist working in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT), Northern Ireland. 

My clinical work is in older people’s mental health and includes diagnosis of dementia, post diagnostic support and specialist rehabilitation in delirium. I work with colleagues on regional and national committees to improve the experience and quality of life of older people and people living with dementia, including the Northern Ireland Regional Dementia Improvement Collaborative who produced the Regional Dementia Care Pathway. 




Rahkee Patel

Consultant in Dental Public Health, Cohort 6

Read more about Rahkee.

Early in my career, I took a role as a primary care dentist working in care homes, which developed interest in ‘Ageing Well’. Having completed my Masters in Dental Public Health in 2009, I moved to Bristol Dental School to undertake my specialty training as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow.  I was successful in securing an NIHR doctoral research fellowship in 2014.

Following maternity leave, since 2016, I have been working as a Consultant in Dental Public Health at PHE (now NHSEI) as well as undertaking my PhD at King’s College London and working as a working as a care homes dentist. 

Richard Mayne

GP, Cohort 6

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I work clinically as a GP as well as undertaking research in sedentary behaviour and physical activity. I am developing innovative solutions to help people to be less sedentary and more physically active in order to live longer, happier and healthier lives. 

William Waldock

Cohort 6.

Read more about William..

After reading Medicine at Cambridge, selection for the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme and the Specialist Foundation Programme in Academic Surgery and Innovation, and contributing to the Lancet Commission on Global Eye Health, William is particularly enthusiastic about the opportunities of digital technology in public health. William has been recognised with research funding from the Royal College of Surgeons, presented and published internationally, and seeks to deploy his professional training as a medical doctor to optimise patient outcomes.




Sonny Pathak

Cohort 6

Read more about Sonny…

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.

Azeem Alam

Cohort 6

Read more about Azeem…

I am a medical doctor by background currently working as a Digital Health Clinician at Cera, one of the fastest-growing health tech start-ups in Europe aiming to predict and prevent hospitalisations of patients cared for at home utilising artificial intelligence.  

Prior to this I worked as an Academic Foundation Doctor in London with an interest in academic surgery and anaesthesia and founded an education technology start-up, BiteMedicine. Through the BiteMedicine platform, we provided educational resources and mentoring to 100,000 students during the pandemic, culminating in my inclusion in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2021. 

Nick Gompertz

Doctor ,Cohort 6

Read more about Nick..

I have been a NHS doctor for 30 years, and GP for 21 years (19 as a GP partner) at Bruton Surgery in Somerset. Over the last 4 years I have been developing The EarSwitch in my spare time and incorporated the company in Dec 2019. However, I realised in 2021, after gaining the first National Institute for Research i4i grant, that I needed more time for EarSwitch Ltd and gradually reduced my GP sessions.




Alexander Davey

ED Doctor, Cohort 6

Read more about Alexander..

Hello my name is Sandy! I am an anaesthetist by training and intensivist by substantive appointment.  With the COVID pandemic I have also become an ED doctor! I have been exploring innovation in digital health technology from an early point in my career. Following a successful project to demonstrate machine learning use in predicting patient deterioration I formed Digital Care Systems with an experienced data scientist.  Our mission is to enhance patient outcomes with data-driven digital health technology solutions.

Kavita Sharma

Clinical Pharmacist , Cohort 6

Read more about Kavita..

I am a Clinical Pharmacist based in the West Midlands specialising in Diabetes. Having furthered my education in Diabetes, diet and nutrition, I have developed a keen interest in promoting healthy living. Being able to educate patients empowers them to understand and take control of their condition, thus improving health outcomes..

Zehra Yonel

Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, Cohort 6

Read more about Zehra..

I am an experienced academic with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. I am skilled in clinical dentistry, in particular the speciality area of periodontology.

I am a Clinical Lecturer and Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry at the School of Dentistry in the University of Birmingham. I am midway through a programme of work for my PhD, funded by the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) and Diabetes UK, as part of the Doctoral Research Fellowship (DRF). My research interests lie in the fields of epidemiology and the interface between oral and systemic diseases. I am also a calibrated assessor of dental indices used in clinical studies.

Penny Kechagioglou

Consultant Clinical Oncologist , Cohort 6

Read more about Penny..

I am a Consultant Clinical Oncologist in the NHS, the Chief Clinical Information Officer and deputy Chief Medical Officer at UHCW, leading on the digital transformation agenda in my NHS Trust. My research interest is in Leadership and Innovation and I have recently completed a doctorate degree with Warwick Business School in this subject. I am also a Trustee at Penny Brohn and CoppaFeel UK cancer charities and I co-Chair the British Society for Integrative Oncology.

Michaela Coker

Social Prescribing – Link Worker, Cohort 6

Read more about Michaela..

Michaela has nine years of frontline experience working in Primary Care in various patient-centred roles including reception management and primary care navigation.
Since 2019, she has been committed to social prescribing in public health working collaboratively in the voluntary, community, social enterprise and the NHS.

Her vast understanding of personalised care encouraged her to lead on several initiatives that benefit patients such as the Thriving Streatham wellbeing hub founded in October 2021.

Rachael Grimaldi

Anaesthetic Registrar, Cohort 5

Read more about Rachael..

Rachael is currently a practicing senior anaesthetic registrar in advanced paediatric anaesthetics at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, following which she will be a Consultant Anaesthetist.

Rachael has a long-held interest in patient safety and human factors, winning several national and international awards for her quality improvement work over the last decade, including handover to intensive care units.

At the Brighton Marathon, Rachael leads on the integration of a roadside ECMO (Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation – ‘heart and lung bypass’) team into the Advanced Cardiac Arrest Team. Rachael also leads the Brighton Marathon Research Group, working on collaborative and cutting-edge research with universities, world-renowned sports medicine scientists, NHS Trusts and the Ministry of Defence.


Malone Mukwende

Malone Mukwende

Medical Student,Cohort 5

Read more about Malone..

Malone is an award-winning medical student and co author of Mind the Gap a clinical handbook of signs and symptoms in Black and Brown skin.

The handbook has revolutionized the healthcare space reaching over 300,000 people in more than 110 countries. Mind the Gap and Malone have been featured in many press outlets such as TIME, ELLE magazines, in the House of Lords, Good Morning America and The Washington Post.

Malone is also the founder of BlackandBrownSkin– a company focusing on empowering, educating, and providing a voice to Black and Brown communities in healthcare. One of the more recent products to come from the company is Hutano, is a social health platform for Black and Brown communities. This is a place where people can find a safe space to discuss their health away from traditional social media.

Malone’s work has been a catalyst in redefining what ‘normal’ is in healthcare. This has led to systematic changes in hospitals and health services across the world. An example of this is NHS 111 in the UK reviewed their system which was assuming the caller would be of white skin. They reviewed the use of questions such as ‘Are your lips going blue’ to make the language more inclusive for Black and People of Colour.

Gayle Dellow

Midwife, Cohort 6

Read more about Gayle..

Gayle is an experienced midwife with a previous career in IT specialising in software consultation, installation and data analysis. As one of the first in the world to obtain a masters degree in IT service management, her dissertation looked at the reasons for failures in change management.
As a current digital midwife, she is supporting
the maternity services in rolling out systems and processes to drive the digital transformation with a goal of being the leaders in utilising digital solutions and going paper free within her trust, as well as the paving the way for other healthcare providers locally and nationally.
The pitch used to obtain a place on the Healthcare Innovation Placement Pilot was in relation to the multitude of clinical systems available to healthcare at present, each with its own patient data locked within. Each system has its own unique ability to provide value within the clinical setting for varying specialties. However, with the ever growing focus on the patient, it is essential that we look at ways of integrating clinical systems to provide the best patient care. Essentially, having a software product that would become the interface between clinical systems to provide a coherent patient narrative to any consulting clinician irrespective of clinical system used.


Saif Ahmad

Health and Academic Consultant Clinical
Oncologist and Co-Founder 52 North

Read more about Saif..

Saif Ahmad is an MD-PhD cancer clinician and researcher based at the University of Cambridge.
In 2018, Saif co-founded 52 North Health, a Cambridge-based start-up which is developing ‘NeutroCheck’: a novel, point-of-care medical device that aims to transform the management of patients receiving anticancer chemotherapy. The NeutroCheck device uses finger-prick blood to accurately identify patients at risk of life threatening neutropenic sepsis – a condition that
kills two to three patients per day in England alone. NeutroCheck has the potential to improve the clinical outcomes of cancer patients and reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance, whilst also saving healthcare providers, such as the NHS, tens of millions of pounds by preventing unnecessary emergency admissions.

NeutroCheck has been supported by a number of grants including Innovate UK, and in 2020 it was awarded £1 million from SBRI Healthcare to work with NHS Trusts, Macmillan Cancer Support and the UK Sepsis Trust to support
clinical trials and adoption.




Christopher Law

Medical Student and Co-Founder of Apian

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Chris is a trainee doctor at Barts and a Biomedical Engineer graduate from Imperial. Together with Hammad and Alexander, they founded Apian, a healthcare drone logistics startup delivering faster, smarter and greener healthcare.




Alicja Moore

Alicja Moore

Plastic Surgery Registrar and Co-Founder of Primum Digital Ltd

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Alicja is combining her surgical career with family life and digital innovation. She and her husband co-founded Primum Digital and developed their first product (OrthoPathway) in 2018.


The aim of this digital platform is to standardise and streamline patient pathways within the musculoskeletal services in the NHS, while educating and supporting frontline medical staff using fully illustrated and entirely customisable clinical decision trees.


Initially developed to manage acute trauma presentations, the product has been further developed to help with elective workload to aid elective recovery within the NHS. Its success within the domain of musculoskeletal injuries has triggered Primum to continue redeveloping their product into CrossCover – a wider scope platform to host solutions not just for Orthopaedics, but for all the surgical specialities.


Since its inception Primum Digital has won several national competitions including SBRI Healthcare Urgent and Emergency Care and Delivering a Net Zero NHS.




Bernadette Porter

Honorary Consultant Nurse and
Founder and CEO of NeuroResponse

Read more about Bernadette..

Bernadette is a Clinical Entrepreneur and an alumnus of the NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme. She is the Founder and CEO of NeuroResponse® – a digital care model co-designed with people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to detect and treat urinary tract infections quickly avoiding deterioration and presentation at Emergency Departments.


Bernadette has had a long career in neurology nursing and is an Honorary Consultant Nurse in Multiple Sclerosis at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Free Foundation Trust. Bernadette has a track record of successfully and collaboratively challenging multidisciplinary teams to deliver patient focused care. Bernadette has received many awards including an MBE for services to nursing.


Under Bernadette’s leadership, NeuroResponse® evolved from a proof of concept to a commissioned service and was awarded SBRI Phase 1 and Phase 2 funding to improve the MS service and scale to people and families living with Dementia and Parkinson’s disease.


Bernadette believes the support and mentorship offered on the NHS Innovation Accelerator and Clinical Entrepreneur Programme have been key in building confidence and success to date.

Debbie Wake

CEO and Co-Founder of
MyWay Digital Health (MWDH)

Read more about Debbie..

MWDH is a University of Dundee spin out company (inc. 2017). Debbie is also a Diabetes Consultant, and Clinical Reader at University of Edinburgh and (MBChB, BSc, PhD, Clin Ed Dip), a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion, a 2017/18 NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow and one of nine 2019 IUK Women in Innovation Award winners.


MWDH’s vision is to improve the lives of people with diabetes (and other long-term conditions) globally through affordable data-driven solutions. Their flagship product; MyWay Diabetes (MWD)), is multi-award winning, improves health outcomes and saves costs (5:1 ROI). MWD has been deployed in~ 30% of NHS territories. MWDH have an office in Dubai and are now delivering in Middle East and Malaysia. MWDH is at the forefront of diabetes artificial intelligence/ machine learning work (supported through IUK Digital Health Catalyst and AI awards) leading to emerging products delivering clinician decision support, population analytics, risk prediction and precision medicine.
Debbie also leads international diabetes education programmes, and was previously a health columnist for a national UK newspaper and TV doctor/ presenter for STVs ‘The Hour’ programme.




Scott Martin

Doctor and Co-Founder and CEO of Recourse AI

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Scott Martin is the co-founder and CEO of Recourse AI, leading their mission to unlock the potential of the healthcare workforce.
Started during medical school and now backed by independent research, the Recourse “Flight Simulator for Healthcare” leverages conversational AI-powered Digital Human simulations to provide experiential
training and autonomous assessment of traditionally difficult to teach communication and clinical decision making skills. Data-driven insights are produced with every interaction, creating a new paradigm in workforce development and staffing, where learning curves are accelerated remotely, vacancies filled
faster, and errors and inequalities in patient care are eradicated. Funded by the SBRI programme = and national award bodies, Recourse currently work with the NHS, MoD and some of the best medical schools in the world




Benyamin Deldar

Doctor and Co-Founder of Deep Medical

Read more about Benyamin..

Dr Benyamin Deldar is cofounder of Deep Medical, a machine learning company looking at understanding predicting behaviours around healthcare engagement.


Deep Medical has developed algorithms predicting non-attendances to different healthcare appointments at 92% AUC. Since forming their business in March 2021, Ben and his co-founder have secured pilots across a population of five million patients in the UK with aims of increasing outpatient utilisation by 10% and hence reducing the national backlog.


Alongside the operational solutions, Deep Medical is also invested in understanding the clinical implications of non-attendance. Deep Medical has partnered with NHS Health Inequalities and Anglia Ruskin University to understand and develop targeted messaging platforms to encourage individuals up the scale of engagement on their patient journey.




Gary Hawkins

Nurse and Founder of National Electronic Bed Search

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Gary is a Learning Disability Nurse with 35 years front line clinical experience covering: adults & children, inpatient, residential, forensic, sex offender and crisis management. Gary is a qualified Clinical Safety Officer and until recently was a Clinical Transformation Lead (MH and LD) in a large NHS Trust. Gary is a qualified Clinical Safety officer, clinical mentor/assessor and a certified Suzy Lamplight lone worker Trainer and was until recently a physical interventions instructor, with over 20 years of teaching experience with the aim of reducing or eradicating restrictive interventions in services.


In January 2021 Gary was fortunate to be accepted on the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme where he is developing the innovative and disruptive National Electronic Bed search platform (NEBS) that has the tools to find the RIGHT placement as close to home and family as possible, quickly and effectively.


Commissioners in health and social care do not currently have a simple yet robust system to search for live available beds. A system that matches the specific needs of the person to the placement. Many use Google and word of mouth to find placements and this is an exceptionally time consuming and costly process.
Many people, especially those with neurodevelopmental disorders, require highly specialist services, specific environments and specialised staff.


NEBS will be used by MH and LD health, social care commissioners to quickly identify specialist beds.




Caroline McCallum

Speech and Language Therapist and Founder of Project Get Talking

Read more about Caroline..

Caroline is a Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in working with school aged children with Autism. She has many years of experience developing Speech and Language Therapy traded services in schools across London. Caroline is at the end of her first year on the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme.


During this first year, Caroline has successfully secured two grants – NIHR i4i Challenge ‘Children and Young People’s Mental Health’ (CYPMH) and Department of Business Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) Knowledge Assets Grant Fund for the development of a speech and language therapy platform. Through the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme Caroline has collaborated with Blum Health Ltd. to launch Project Get Talking.


Caroline’s vision is to eradicate the health inequalities that exist for children with speech, language and communication needs in schools nationwide through easily accessible digital support and training. Project Get Talking is a software development venture on a mission to reduce mental health and poor life outcomes of school aged children with speech, language and communication needs. The software aims to extend awareness of speech, language and communication needs and reach
of NHS support, training, resources and therapy available for children in school.




Laura Tan

Junior Doctor, Programmer, Co-Founder of Vitala

Read more about Laura..

Laura is a junior doctor, programmer and co-founder of Vitala, and she is passionate about medical innovation and its ability to transform healthcare.


Following graduation from Imperial College Medical School in 2019 with an additional BSc focused on automated cardiac imaging, Laura undertook an Academic Foundation Programme allowing her to continue to pursue interests in programming, machine learning and digital health. During her medical training, Laura felt that we needed a much better way to manage lifestyle-driven health risks, ahead of the development of chronic disease and acute health events. This led to the development of Vitala, an all-in-one platform for supporting people to assess, monitor and then improve personal risk factors ahead of time.


Vitala aims to empower users to proactively engage in their health and navigate to lasting, healthier habits through easy access to expert 1:1 health coaching, complemented by a growing suite of digital tools. Following the launch of the live platform in January 2022, Vitala are excited to continue to develop their digital tools and help to drive a more proactive, predictive and personalised approach to managing modifiable health risks.


Laura is also the creator of medical education app
‘Spin the Bleep’ and co-founder of the Imperial College School of Medicine Coding Society.




Simon Withey

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Founder of Malue

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Simon is a surgeon with a longstanding interest in improving standards of healthcare. He has been involved in a number national and international reviews of standards of surgical practice. Three years ago he and colleagues stumbled on the concept of using reviews to drive efficiency and quality, and to identify wasteful, risky and unsustainable practice in health and social care. The concept began with a chat about the benefits of “coffee room conversations” when searching for the right product to perform a certain operative tasks. These early conversations have led to extensive rounds of focus groups and patients and staff engagement sessions.


The opportunity and scope have been explored,
a solution has been modelled and approaches to commercialisation identified. A team has been built that, with partners, is in the process of undertaking proof of concept and pilot projects.


We have received constant support from the CEP in all areas of development. Regular one to one meetings have helped provide real focus, and our thoughts have been challenged by both peers and mentors, and as a direct result we have developed a deeper understanding of the need, an answer and the approach to commercialisation.




Rajiv Sethi

Doctor and Co-Founder of Health Careers Live

Read more about Rajiv.

Rajiv was appointed to the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme as a medical student in 2017. He has founded and leads national and global work in digital health, widening participation, innovation and health education. In 2021, Members of Parliament and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care honoured Dr Rajiv Sethi with the NHS Parliamentary Award for a significant contribution to the National Health Service in England




Tamsin Holland Brown

Paediatrician and Founder of Hear Glue Ear and Paediatric HealthTech

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Tamsin works as a paediatrician in Cambridge. She specialises in children who are deaf. This led her focus on children with temporary hearing loss due to glue ear (a common condition, where fluid builds up behind the ear drum, causing temporary deafness in young children). She created an affordable medical device to improve hearing and an app to improve childhood developmental skills and self management of glue ear between appointments or when operations are unavailable.


This became a remote solution during the COVID pandemic. The device and the app won innovation and paediatric awards, with NICE ‘highly commending’ the app and the UK app awards awarding ‘Children’s app of the year 2019’. Tamsin’s research and experience of implementing a medical device as well as app’s into clinical pathways led her to become an educator in digital health. She founded Hear Glue Ear and the company Paediatric HealthTech and was recognised in the new years honours list last year. Once upon a time she used to play ultimate frisbee for GB womens (which is a real sport, honest guv).




Peter May

Net Zero Advisor, The Greener NHS Programme at NHS England and NHS Improvement

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Peter is a Net Zero Advisor for the Greener NHS Programme, where his main focus is supporting the design and delivery of low carbon models of care. Peter started his a career as a physiotherapist based in the Royal London Hospital. After specialising in musculoskeletal injuries, he transitioned into the research setting where he worked on surgical trials and latterly COVID-19 research.


Before joining the Greener NHS Programme, he worked on a digital health start-up on the NHS Clinical Entrepreneurship Programme and developed a sustainable education package with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.

Peter is passionate about tackling climate change in order to improve and protect the health of NHS staff, patients and the public.


Brad Gudger

NHS Youth Expert Advisor and Founder and Director of Alike

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Brad Gudger is a two-time cancer survivor, former broadcaster and pioneer of the voluntary sector. He has volunteered for various organisations for nearly four years and has worked extensively to advocate on behalf of young people. His experience includes being a Youth Expert Advisor for NHS England & NHS Improvement, working with the NHS LGBT Health team to reduce healthcare inequality, petitioning the government to offer more support to those being treated for cancer and he has spoken in Parliament numerous times about patient experience.

Brad has worked internationally too along side the UK Mission to the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Brad is recipient of The Diana Award, a Young Leader for the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and a One Young World Ambassador.




Hinnah Rafique

Doctor and Founder of Generation Medics

Read more about Hinnah..

Dr Hinnah Rafique is a doctor and founder of the multi-award winning social enterprise, Generation Medics. She has led significant organisational growth during this time, winning six-figure contracts, up-skilling healthcare staff and supporting thousands of young people and adults across the UK.


Generation Medics supports people from all backgrounds (particularly those from underrepresented and disadvantaged communities) to consider, strive and succeed in medical, life-science and healthcare careers. Their mission is simple: to inspire and empower the next generation of healthcare professionals.


Away from Generation Medics, Hinnah was the first woman appointed as a NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow, and was recently appointed as the NHS England Clinical Lead for social enterprise and entrepreneurship. She also lectures across a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at several institutions including the University of Oxford.




Biswajit Chakrabarti

Consultant Respiratory Physician and Director and Lead of Clinical Development at LungHealth

Read more about Biswajit..

Biswajit was appointed as a Consultant Respiratory Physician in 2008 at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust. In 2018 Biswajit was named In the ‘Top 70 NHS Stars’ as part of a national poll launched by the NHS, to honour individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to patient care, services and local communities over the last 70 years.


Together with his colleagues at LungHealth, Biswajit realised that year upon year, healthcare professionals were faced with an increasing number of complex clinical guidelines. However, this approach of simply disseminating paper-based guidelines in the expectation of improving care did not appear to translate into improved patient outcomes resulting in considerable variation in the delivery of care. This prompted LungHealth to design clinical decision support systems with the clinical guidelines and the experience of multiple specialists embedded into intelligent algorithms thus enabling the software
to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and prompt guideline-based therapy thus truly addressing healthcare inequality. The LungHealth software systems are clinically validated with multiple peer reviewed publications and are in active use in multiple localities within the NHS in both primary and secondary care settings. This resulted in the LungHealth systems being cited in the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Respiratory Report 2021 and showcased at the World Expo in Dubai as examples of technological innovation aiming to transform patient care pathways globally.


Emilios Lemoniatis

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Chief Digital Ethics and Privacy Officer at SABP Mental Health Trust and Founder of Frontline Buddy

Read more about Emilios..

Emilios is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who has been on the CEP for three years and is the CEP wellbeing lead. Emilios has worked in innovation and mental health as a consultant for over ten years and brings experience in service user design and design thinking with particular experience of involvement of young people and children and working with complex systems. He is now applying his experience in a workforce well-being and culture change programme called FrontlineBuddy, which is being supported as an innovation through Mid-South Essex NHS FT. He has recently been appointed as Chief Digital Ethics and Privacy Officer at SABP Mental Health Trust and is really happy to be part of the digital mental health team. He is passionate about how digital technology is applied to empowering patients, improving the lives of communities and supporting clinicians in their work.


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