In partnership with Healthcare UK, this 3-part podcast series will showcase the best of British innovation in our UK NHS services in the run-up to IHF’s World Hospital Congress in Lisbon in October. The Healthcare UK team, part of the Department for Business and Trade, works jointly with the Department for Health and Social Care and NHS England to empower UK healthcare providers to do business overseas.

This second episode discusses pilot testing of innovations and how they are implemented and scaled-up in the NHS. The speakers also discussed how products are currently being tested, how their impact is measured and then adopted into the NHS. We’ll also cover what we can learn from failures in this process.

If you want to hear more, come and meet Healthcare UK at the World Health Congress, where they are running the symposium ‘Bridging the mental health care gap: lessons for hospital and healthcare leaders’ and the roundtable discussion ‘How innovations in early diagnostics and intervention solutions are being implemented into the NHS and improving the efficiency of cancer care in the UK’.

Healthcare UK, Department for Business and Trade

Chris Born

NHS Innovation Specialist

Chris, a former NHS CEO has worked as a senior consultant healthcare specialist with Healthcare UK based at the UK Department for Business and Trade...

Healthcare UK, Department for Business and Trade

Chris Born

NHS Innovation Specialist

Chris, a former NHS CEO has worked as a senior consultant healthcare specialist with Healthcare UK based at the UK Department for Business and Trade (DBT) for the last eleven years. He is an experienced executive coach and mentor and has a passion for improving health and care worldwide.

Chris has worked with hundreds of NHS and commercial health and care organisations in the UK to take their export offer to operators, developers, investors, governments and health services in the target markets of India, China, SE Asia, the Middle East and other countries.  He has been responsible for the development of a detailed set of international UK offers, including digital health, NHS Innovation, clinical services (most recently diabetes, oncology, cardiac services and mental health), training and education and healthcare infrastructure.

Chris worked for 25 years as a senior leader in the NHS both in a NHS Trust and as a NHS commissioner. Chris also worked in a predecessor of NHS England (the NHS Executive) and in 2012 was seconded to the then Department of Health to develop NHS Global (which led to the creation of Healthcare UK).

The University of Cambridge

Prof. Rebecca Fitzgerald

Professor of Cancer Prevention and Director of the Early Detection Institute

Rebecca Fitzgerald OBE MACantab. MD FMedSci EMBO MAE is Professor of Cancer Prevention and Director of the Early Detection Institute at the University of Cambridge,...

The University of Cambridge

Prof. Rebecca Fitzgerald

Professor of Cancer Prevention and Director of the Early Detection Institute

Rebecca Fitzgerald OBE MACantab. MD FMedSci EMBO MAE is Professor of Cancer Prevention and Director of the Early Detection Institute at the University of Cambridge, and practices medicine as Hon. Consultant in Gastroenterology and Cancer Medicine at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Rebecca also leads the Cambridge component of the CRUK International Alliance in Early Detection (ACED).  

The focus of her research is to investigate the steps in malignant transformation in the oesophagus and stomach and to use this information to improve clinical early detection strategies. Her work to develop and implement the Cytosponge and related biomarker assays for detection of Barrett's oesophagus and associated dysplasia has been awarded a number of prizes including the Westminster Medal, an NHS Innovation prize and the Don Listwin Early Detection Prize.  

In 2022 Rebecca was awarded an OBE for services to cancer research. Rebecca has contributed to evidence reviews and policy work around screening including for the Department of Health in the UK and recently led a review of cancer screening for the European Commission that led to new screening policy for EU member states. Rebecca enjoys teaching and is a Fellow of Medical Sciences at Trinity College Cambridge. 

Cyted

Marcel Gehrung

Chief Executive Officer

Marcel Gehrung holds a PhD in Machine Learning in Healthcare from the University of Cambridge. Marcel was named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list,...

Cyted

Marcel Gehrung

Chief Executive Officer

Marcel Gehrung holds a PhD in Machine Learning in Healthcare from the University of Cambridge. Marcel was named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list, won the Alexander Fleming Prize from the Gates Foundation for his contribution to global public health and the Prix Galien Award for the best medical technology with Cyted’s core product, a novel test for the early detection of cancer in the oesophagus. 

King’s College London

Prof. Colette Hirsch

Professor in Cognitive Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Prof Hirsch is Professor of Cognitive Clinical Psychology and Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She also leads the Generalised Anxiety Disorder Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) service...

King’s College London

Prof. Colette Hirsch

Professor in Cognitive Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Prof Hirsch is Professor of Cognitive Clinical Psychology and Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She also leads the Generalised Anxiety Disorder Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) service at the Center for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Prof Hirsch is known for her theoretical, experimental and clinical work on cognitive processes that maintain emotional disorders, and she has used this to develop new psychological interventions. Her programmatic approach initially focused on social anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and depression. She is currently conducting a clinical trial of a digital therapeutic to prevent escalating anxiety in at risk pregnant women and new mothers. Her other research examines cognitive processes that maintain distress in people with physical health problems such as chronic fatigue syndrome, MS, and Parkinson’s. Her more recent work has looked at resilience, which is a protective factor against anxiety and depression. This work has focused on understanding and modifying key mechanisms that promote resilience in less resilient individuals, including those living beyond breast Cancer, unpaid caregivers and people in highly stressful occupations. This programme of prevention and intervention development work is focused on designing and testing evidence based digital therapeutics that can be delivered at scale.

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