Accessing the NHS As a Market

Date: 4th February 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

GDTHealth Network have partnered up with Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network (Y&H AHSN) to deliver a bespoke online event that focuses on the areas required for a start-up/company to access the NHS as a market.

2:00pm -2:10pm Welcome & Introduction

• Diane Nevin, CEO of GDTHealth Network

• Tim East, Digital Health Accelerator Programme& Manager, Y&H AHSN

2:10pm - 2:25pm Session A - Overview of accessing finance and clinical partners for evidence generation in England

Sophie Bates – Programme Manager, Y&H AHSN

• Introduction to the AHSN’s role within this area

• Funding options available to support clinical evidence generation and business development

• Mechanisms for identifying clinical partners

• Regional research infrastructure

2:25pm - 2:40pm Session B - Accessing the NHS as a market

Neil Toner – Programme Manager, Y&H AHSN

• Overview of how the NHS operates – Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Integrated Care Systems

• Regulatory Requirements including digital standards (Digital Technology Assessment Criteria)

• Procurement frameworks and NHS Supply Chain

• Health Tech Connect / Innovation Support Service

• Funding to support implementation

2:40pm - 3:00pm Session C - UK Organisation Case Studies

Kids Speech Lab, Shona D’Arcey, Founder

Speech Lab, a Dublin based company, will present on their experience of working with an NHS community trust in the north of England to further the evidence base for their innovation which supports children’s speech and language therapy services. Company based within Yorkshire and Humber.

DocAbode, Dr Taz Aldawoud, Founder & CEO

Dr Taz Aldawoud is the founder and CEO of DocAbode, a company established to address the need to provide a more flexible approach for out of hours GP services. Working with NHS111, DocAbode has been implemented in a number of sites in Yorkshire and has a growing portfolio of services to support NHS workforce transformation. In addition to founding DocAbode, Dr Aldawoud is also a GP who holds a number of regional and national roles including Digital Clinical Champion at NHS England and a Clinical Borad Member for Bradford Districts CCG.

3:00pm - 3:20pm Session D - Irish Organisation Case Studies

Full Health Medical, Dermot Shortt, Board Member & Advisor

Full Health’s mission is to accelerate the growing movement behind people understanding their own medical data. They do this by empowering healthcare providers to deliver automated clinical workflows at scale – covering everything from appointment selection, payments, lab integration, referrals and most importantly - automated written reports.

The presentation will use the example of a UK corporate who used Full Health’s software to deliver annual medicals to an entire workforce, which would have been impossible using legacy workflow.

Kinesis Health Technologies, Seamus Small, CEO & Co-Founder

Kinesis Health Technologies, an award winning digital health company with a focus on falls prevention. Kinesis will present on their experience as participants in the first NHS Testbed programme (2016-2018) in Sheffield and North East London.

Prior to co-founding Kinesis in 2013, Seamus spent over 6 years managing the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) centre, a large multi-site ageing research programme and also managed the start-up phase of the Applied Research for Connected Health (ARCH) centre.

3:20pm - 3:50pm Session E - Panel Discussion

Moderator Diane Nevin, CEO of GDTHealth Network

• Sophie Bates – Programme Manager, Y&H AHSN

• Neil Toner – Programme Manager, Y&H AHSN

• Tim East – Digital Navigator, Y&H AHSN

Closing Remarks and Announcement 

Diane Nevin, CEO of GDTHealth Network


Diane Nevin

GDTHealth Network

Sophie Bates

Programme Manager,

Neil Toner

Programme Manager,

Tim East

Digital Navigator,

Shona D’Arcey

Kids Speech Lab

Dr Taz Aldawoud

Founder and CEO,

Dermot Shortt

Board Member & Advisor,
Full Health Medical

Seamus Small

CEO & Co-Founder,
Kinesis Health Technologies

Event Organiser

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