What happened at our Social Prescribing Design Jam

What happened at our Social Prescribing Design Jam

On a cold and rainy Tuesday in March, 31 clinicians, patients, designers and technologists gathered at Health Foundry for our first Design Jam of 2018. The Design Jam was a day long event bringing together a wide range of people from Lambeth and further afield to develop design-led and tech-enabled solutions to the challenges and opportunities of social prescribing to help people living with multiple long term conditions (mLTCs). 

Lunch&Learn: How not to run out of money

Lunch&Learn: How not to run out of money

At last week’s Lunch&Learn we hosted an inspiring and personal talk from Rinesh Amin, Co-founder of DrDoctor. DrDoctor was the very first member to join Health Foundry back in August 2016 and are considered a health tech success story. Rinesh shared with us, the ins and outs of DrDoctor in the early days and how they achieved the hard task of not running out of money in those tough early three years.

Lunch&Learn: Grant Funding: applying for it and delivering the projects in MedTech

Lunch&Learn: Grant Funding: applying for it and delivering the projects in MedTech

Richard has spent nearly 20 years leveraging government funding to support business growth and R&D. His work has not only helped private businesses, charities and public institutions to secure funding but has seen him fund businesses he has co-founded. This experience has led to a deep insight into the application processes for UK and EU funding, and also how to deliver grant-funded projects both when they are going well and not so well!

Lunch&Learn: Meet the NHS Manager

Lunch&Learn: Meet the NHS Manager

We were proud to host member Sharon Osterfield for last week's Lunch&Learn: Meet the NHS Manager. Sharon has 25 years of experience of the healthcare system both in acute and community settings and now also runs her own health tech startup, Erza Health which is trying to deflect patients from urgent care by helping them manage their own conditions.

Sharon got down to the nitty-gritty of the structure of the NHS, to help us understand how and what an NHS Manager does, where the money comes from and how it’s distributed.