Sarah Haywood

Welcome – Sarah Haywood, CEO, MedCity

We have a busy couple of weeks ahead as we prepare to take a delegation of health scientists and industry to BioJapan in October. As well as being part of a wider UK delegation at the 3-day event, we are hosting a UK Life Sciences Symposium the day before in Tokyo and a Drinks Reception on the opening day in BioJapan. We have an excellent delegation of companies and academic representatives and have several speaking slots on the conference programme. If you are going to BioJapan, see below for how to register for the events – or we will see you at stand C48!

We have released the report and evidence map from the digital health evidence workshop we held with DigitalHealth.London and the BSI in July. This work looks at the evidence SMEs need and the organisations available to help develop this evidence, to support market access and adoption of technologies into the NHS. We will be speaking on this topic at SEHTA’s Digital Health Regulatory workshop in October and GIANT Health event in November.

A couple of events I want to mention – our next Angels in MedCity entrepreneur pitching event is on 15 November in London, please register here if you are an investor and would like to attend. And DigitalHealth.London and NHS Improvement are hosting a workshop on 18 October for companies and senior NHS stakeholders, looking at digital innovations in the outpatient space. Apply here to take part.

And finally, we’re currently looking for a Projects Manager, to lead on a number on a number of projects, with a particular focus on delivering our angel investing programme, Angels in MedCity. Take a look at the advert and job specification here.

Life Sciences clusters recognised

The Life Sciences Industrial Strategy was revealed on 30 August, and we were pleased to see it recognised the significant contribution that regional clusters make to the UK’s £64bn life science sector. You can read the full strategy here and our response below.

MedCity response

Papworth Hospital

Papworth Hospital to receive Royal title

The Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is to become the first Royal hospital in the East of England, in recognition of its pioneering history. This is ahead of its move to a new state-of-the-art hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus next year.

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MedCity heads to Japan

A delegation of academics at universities in London, Newcastle and Leeds, 7 companies, the NHSA, the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, BioIndustry Association, and the Department for International Trade, is heading to Japan to fly the flag for UK life sciences next month. If you are in the area, get involved in our events or come see us at the UK stand.

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Latest Science Innovation Audits released

The second wave of reports into regional innovation in industry and the public sector have been released. Designed to inform Central Government of strengths to assist with future funding; two of these are focused on areas in The Golden Triangle.

Oxfordshire’s Transformative Technologies Alliance

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Oxford Health

Oxford gets new £1.4m medical diagnostic hub

The Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust project, funded by the NIHR, will promote innovative medical diagnostic technologies in the community.

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King’s Health Partners launch latest ‘Outcome Books’

Three new books around the treatments provided by the Clinical Academic Groups; summarising patient volumes and measures, clinical outcomes, educational activities, and technological and research innovations, are now up on King’s Health Partners’ website.

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King's HP
DigitalHealth.London Accelerator launches second cohort

The Accelerator that helped 31 companies to achieve 50 new pilots and contracts across London, has taken on its next round of innovative digital health companies. Read more in this blog by Programme co-director, James Somauroo.

Who are the companies? 

NHS Expo

What we learnt at NHS Expo 2017


From the launch of the NHS Digital Academy to NHS England’s commitment to fund machine learning and AI, Yinka Makinde, DigitalHealth.London Director, looks at the digital innovations to come out of NHS Expo 2017.

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Launched in April 2014, MedCity is a collaboration between the Mayor of London, Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, King’s Health Partners, UCL Partners, Cambridge University Health Partners and Oxford Academic Health Science Centre. 

The next edition of MedCity Update will be sent in October 2017.