• Lloyd Price

UK Digital Healthcare Council sets out its agenda


The UK Digital Healthcare Council met for the first time today at the Royal Society of Medicine, Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne St, Marylebone, London W1G 9LQ. 40 people from across the UK digital health industry debated a number of key points and discussed the aims & objectives of having an industry body represented at both a local and national stages.

The Council’s stated purpose is to:

1) Advocate the benefits of technology in healthcare for patients

2) Provide a vehicle to promote ‘data does good’ to the wider system

3) Collaborate to influence policy decisions from organisations such as CQC, Department of Health, NHS England and NHS Digital

4) Explore opportunities for partnership

5) Share innovation and best

The Council aims are:

A) to ensure there are open lines of communication with the key stakeholders, as named above

B) The Council aims to advocate for the views of members and ensure these are considered by key stakeholders when making policy decisions

C) The Council aims to work with key stakeholders to ensure barriers to innovation in the system are removed

The full list of attendee's were:

Simon Abrams, CEO, Datapharm Zenon Andeou, Clinical Director, DrEd.com Paul Bate, Director of NHS Services, Babylon Matteo Berlucci, CEO, Your.MD Jonathan Boor, Director of Clincal Information, System C Healthcare

Stephen Bourke, Founder and CEO, Echo Miles Boyden, Clinical Director, iDoc Andy Burton, Lloyds Pharmacy Online Doctor Jonathon Carr-Brown, Managing Director, Lost4Words Simon Chaplin-Rogers, Chief Medical Officer, iDoc Shellane Crisostomo, Co-founder, Vala Health Neil Daly, CEO, Skin Analytics James Davies, CEO, DrEd.com Mark Davies, Chairman, Your.MD Murray Ellender, CEO, eConsult webGP Farzad Entikab, Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer, Doctor Care Anywhere

Costas Fantis, Business Development Manager, Doctor Morton’s Ian Gallifant, CEO, Medelinked Hamish Grierson, CEO and Founder, Thriva Alex Heaton, Founder, Live Smart Mark Jenkins, UK Managing and Medical Director, Oviva Alex Kafetz, Managing Director, ZPB Associates Jason Keane, CEO, Patient Suzanne Lawrence, Medical Director, Care UK Tanya Lawson, Director of Quality & Governance, Dr Morton’s

Michelle Lea, Chief Operating Officer, OBS Medical Dermott Mullins, Chairman, iDoc

Tim Ng, Chief Technology Officer, DrNow Claire Novorol, Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer, Ada Mary O'Brien, CEO, VideoDoc Ltd Adam Odessky, CEO, Sensely Eren Ozagir, CEO, Push Doctor Mike Pallett, CEO, Cupris Joaquim Pereira, CEO, PharmaDoctor Lloyd Price, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Office, Zesty Owain Rhys Hughes, CEO & Founder, Cinapsis Paul Roberts, CEO, GPDQ Sam Rodgers, Medical Director, Medichecks Joel Schoppig, Director of Strategy, Healthy.io Katherine Ward, Chief Commercial Officer, Managing Director UK and Europe, Healthy.io

Tom Whicher, Founder, DrDoctor

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