Category: Running a company

Healthcare IT, NHS, Running a company

DrDoctor in the News

May 2, 2018

Last month I had the privilege to represent the DrDoctor team, being recorded by CNBC. The segment covered the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), and DrDoctor – focusing on Technology, innovation and the changing face of health care.  The segment was aired last night, and

Healthcare IT, Learning, Running a company

How not to Screw up GDPR

February 26, 2018

GDPR at DrDoctor Everyone is talking about GDPR, it may not be the most exciting topic, but it will be making a big impact on users. How will we go about not screwing it up? Have a read below to see what we’ve done to prep for May 25th 2018.

Community, Learning, NHS, Running a company

3 Key Insights For Working with the NHS

February 1, 2018

Healthcare, like all other industries, thrives on innovation. Paradoxically, the complexity of the NHS means that innovation often falls by the wayside to more pressing and immediate challenges. In an organisation as financially handicapped as the NHS, which concurrently spends over £20 billion on goods and services annually, the margin

Community, NHS, Our Tech, Running a company

Making Big Changes with Small Steps – Culture and Innovation in the NHS

January 17, 2018

Our founder Tom spoke to tech podcast “Venturi’s Voice” about how DrDoctor is bringing about a cultural change in the NHS and how this paves the way for a technological shift in the organisation. They also discuss the current state of healthtech and Tom’s journey founding DrDoctor. Below is a short extract from the

Our Tech, Running a company

Automation Helps, But Let’s Not Forget the Philosophy

November 9, 2017

The most valuable commodity we have as humankind is time. It cannot be created, nor destroyed, only found, or wasted. It is the greatest equaliser we have – regardless of wealth or status, ethnicity or geography, we all have the same 24 hours each day – a finite amount that

Our Tech, Running a company

Finding Success Through Iterative Technology

September 7, 2017

Technology is plagued with buzzwords like ‘agile’, ‘gamification’ and ‘bespoke’, but none has been more damaging than ‘disruptive’. Disruptive has never been a synonym for better, or ground-breaking, rather the underlying principle is to radically transform by destabilising the current ‘way things are done’. This simply doesn’t work in many

Running a company

Press Coverage

January 9, 2014

We’ve been lucky enough to have  a little positive press over the last few weeks. We thought it’d be nice to catalogue it here, so in no particular order: Virgin Unite – What does Lean Really Mean for a Startup? How text messages can reduce waiting times – The Guardian

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December 16, 2013

Every day in the life of a startup involves creativity. Creativity, followed by an intense period of action, reflection, and probably a little more creativity. Unfortunately, ‘doing’ and ‘thinking’ require two quite different mindsets. It can often be quite difficult to switch between them. Getting stuff done require focus, no

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Growing team

July 23, 2013

Things continue at pace here at DrDoctor towers. Our technical prowess has been boosted by Steve and Jevon who are focusing on our live HL7 interfaces and SMS nodes. Here we all are enjoying the sun in Wimbledon.

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Demo Day!

October 31, 2012

So BGV demo day came and went. We packed out campus, standing room only – testament to the quality of the BGV network, but also the level of interest in social innovation in London right now. People are really starting to stand up and realise that they can use their

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Entrepreneurship with Purpose

September 24, 2012

Entrepreneurship changes lives – ask the founder of a hit company that exited for millions. But is it the catalyst which will drag Britain from recession, save the millennial generation from the debts imposed on them by their parents, and solve world poverty? Should everyone strive to start a company?

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What really matters

August 22, 2012

There is so much to do. The potential number of things you can be working on as a founder are startling. Product development, distribution, marketing, investor relations, customer relations, brand, interface design, picking the right domain.. As geeks, our default position is product. Lets play with a new language, a

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So many ideas

August 17, 2012

We’re fundamentally passionate about changing the way you interact with your healthcare providers. It’s this that drives us to do what we are; the problem that keeps us up late thinking of solutions. It’s where our thoughts go daydreaming on the train. But that desire for change hides a real