Innovate or Stagnate: Can technology keep the NHS healthy at 70?

In mid-May, Economic Research Council in partnership with Optimity Advisors invited 3 experienced healthcare innovators to share their views at an event titled: ‘Innovate or Stagnate: Can Technology keep the NHS healthy at 70?’

You can read Optimity’s blog about the event here: “Can Technology Keep the NHS Healthy at 70?” 

Speakers included Dr. Nadine Haram, Tom Miller, and Sir Muir Gray. Watch their presentations below.


Sir Muir Gray

Sir Muir is a highly experienced doctor and scholar whose career in the NHS began in 1972 and has spanned multiple senior roles, including becoming the NHS’ first ever Chief Knowledge Officer. Sir Muir now puts his experience in varied roles together in the form of ‘Better Value Health Care’, a consultancy that provides training and insight to healthcare professionals.

In his presentation, Sir Muir discusses his vision of the NHS of the future- a non-linear organisation with empowered, educated and responsible patients at its heart.

Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram

Dr Haram is an NHS surgeon and clinical entrepreneur who founded the multi-award-winning augmented reality platform, Proximie. Proximie is an AR platform that allows doctors to virtually transport themselves into any operating room, anywhere in the world and interact, assist and instruct their colleagues in real time- with transformative impacts for patients and doctors alike.

In her presentation, Nadine explains and demonstrates the platform’s efficacy and potential- from improving access to and cutting the cost of vital medical training; to its ability to foster global medical cooperation, improving outcomes far beyond the NHS.

Tom Miller from GreyBird Ventures, which invests in companies that are developing diagnostics for personalised medicine. He is an industry leader and international expert in sustainable healthcare and scientific research.

Miller shared some cutting edge developments in diagnostics, and he explained how these emerging technologies are expected to personalise medical care and treatment.

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Posted by Aimée Allam