#61: Silicon Valley meets the Welsh valley 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Hey friends, 

This week, Epic news for fans of 2003’s NHS National Programme for IT, the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme open its doors to the next round of budding healthcare entrepreneurs, and are the Welsh valleys the new Silicon Valley? (Not yet, but good investment activity on the Welsh borders.)

News Bites 🥪

🤦‍♂️ Nobody shocked as social media is revealed to be bad for children's health. Next week, bears forced to use woods as rudimentary bathroom facilities?

🙌 Epic talks with NHS England (nobody mention the 10th anniversary of the failed NHS National Programme for IT). Could we be on the verge of a national electronic patient record?

🤖 Remote Automated Monitoring and virtual care have received a lot of attention from healthcare providers during the Covid-19 pandemic. This Canadian study suggests that it can improve both patients outcomes and health system efficiency.

⚙️ Sanome raises £2m to create an innovation engine for medical-grade diagnostics that leverage biomarkers to enable early detection and prevention of disease

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Chepstow-based Creo Medical, who specialise in the emerging field of surgical endosocopy, raises £35M for growth plans

What to Listen to 🔊

The HealthTech Podcast: The Story of Toca.io with Mat Rule

This week James is joined by Mat Rule, CEO and Founder of no-code automation platform, Toca.io. A Chartered Engineer and technical innovator, Mat has a passion for bringing simplicity to complicated technology landscapes.

With the rate of digital transformation picking up pace, Toca.io is partnering with healthcare providers to automate admin-heavy repetitive processes, connect legacy systems and improve the use of patient data.

The Provider Podcast: NHS Funding - Who, what, where, when?

A lot has happened in the past few months, particularly when it comes to funding announcements for the NHS. In this episode, you'll hear Chris Hopson, NHS Providers Chief Executive, and Miriam Deakin, NHS Providers Director of Policy and Strategy, join Adam Brimelow to discuss the all-important matter of funding. They provide updates on recent funding announcements, who they apply to, where the new funding can be used, and what to expect in the upcoming spending review.

Opportunities 💰

🚼 With fertility start-ups booming, Hertility Health is looking for passionate and talented individuals for a number of roles to join them on their #ReProductive Revolution.

💪 The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme is now open for the sixth year. Having helped over 700 startups, creating 1370+ jobs and counting, budding clinical entrepreneurs are invited to join this illustrious community!

The GIANT Health Event 2021 

Europe's largest & most valuable international festival of health-tech innovation is back!

Find inspiration and discover how technology is revolutionising healthcare with over 25 conferences, 450 speakers, immersive workshops, Beanstalks (a global startup competition for prizes) & more.

🗓 30 November - 1 December 📍 Business Design Center, London & online (hybrid)

🛒 Pigeon readers save 40% with our special promo code: somx40

➡️ Find out more & secure your tickets: https://www.giant.health/tickets