#87: $6bn disappointment, Dolly Parton & Sly Stallone
The 1-minute healthtech round up. Fine words to butter your parsnips.
This week: Physical doctors are back, NHSIA candidates announced & Charles Dickens meets drum ‘n’ bass in the worst crossover since Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton.
News Bites 🥪
💰 Healthtech companies raise $6 billion in the first quarter of 2022 - Look, $6bn is chunky. It’s big. It’s top banana. We’ve smashed it. Get in, you healthtech. Top drawer. But, although Q1 is never the biggest for raises, it’s still 17% down on Q4, and the lowest Q1 since pre-COVID. Little dip, or a sign of things to come? No idea, I’m a pigeon.
💨 Cohort for 2022 NHS Innovation Accelerator announced - Some pretty big dogs have graduated the NHSIA in recent years. Worth keeping an eye on these cool cats. Mixed animal metaphors - only in Pigeon.
🧱 Avi Medical raises €50m to bring back the family doctor experience - Quick recap. In the early 00s, video consultations appeared. By 2019 there were c.4.2million video consultation platforms vying for the attention of the 11 interested clinicians. Now Avi has raised €50m to bring back bricks and mortar clinics. The circle of life.
🏋️ Pick of the Week: Elvie’s peeing billboard is a shower of delight - Does Elvie have the finest in-house marketing in healthtech? Yes. Yes, it does.
📺 Herefordshire and Worcestershire implement Alcidion’s Miya Flow - Patient flow is going to be a hot topic in the next few years. Miya Flow gives staff dashboards to manage bed capacity and more.
Fun Worcestershire fact: Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities was first serialised in two regional newspapers. It was The Bicester Times, it was The Worcester Times. I’ll go now.
What to Listen to 🔊
👣 #263 The Story of Medic Footprints with Founder Dr. Abeyna Bubbers-Jones -This week James is joined by Dr. Abeyna Bubbers-Jones, an Occupational Health Physician and Founder of Medic Footprints, who are on a mission to dramatically elevate health outcomes in the world by connecting ambitious high growth companies with the best in medical talent.
🏥 HSJ podcast: A painful recovery - As the NHS tries to recover from 12 years of
being treated as a political football and massive underfunding of COVID-19, what is hindering its recovery?
🎤 Chemist & Druggist: How I’m helping women to take charge of their health - Interestingly, Chemist & Druggist is also the name of Pigeon’s Bristol-based Trustafarian drum and bass duo.
🔎 Clinical Research Director - Artificial Intelligence in Skin Cancer - Want to contribute to the largest AI clinical research program in dermatology conducted to date? Get involved.
👩👩👧👧 Healthtech Clinical Advisor -NHS SBS are the forgotten NHS sibling - like when Gary Oldman’s sister was in Eastenders for 20 minutes*. Nobody remembers SBS. It’s all NHSX this, NHSEI that, NHSD the other. Whack ‘em all together and make NHSEIDXSBS I say.
*Useless bonus dinner party fact: Gary Oldman is 2 weeks younger than Gary Numan. Pigeon isn’t invited to many dinner parties.