BMJ Innovations Podcast

BMJ Innovations Podcast

BMJ Innovations is an online journal focused on emerging digital health, medical devices, process and system innovations that will make the biggest impact on health. Hosted by Dr Helen Surana, our podcasts bring you stories and interviews from the world of health innovations. In our first series we’re bringing you interviews with some of the world’s top leaders in innovation, from the UK, Kenya, Vietnam, and the USA. We talk about their unique experiences and the lessons we can learn from their journeys. Find out more in our podcast page: Follow us: @BMJ_innovations


October 2, 2021 1 min
Hear BMJ Innovations' editors, Dr Helen Surana and Dr Ashley Mckimm, discuss the development of our new podcast series, Leaders in Innovation, which will feature stories and interviews from leaders in the field of Health Innovations. Visit the podcast page for more information:

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Professor Tony Young OBE, National Clinical Lead for Innovation at NHS England and NHS Improvement, talks about what inspired him to get involved in innovation, and why his true passion for improving health is to keep the best entrepreneurs in the NHS. Listen out for some of his comments on the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Scheme - opening for applications right now as we publish in October 2021! He’s a man with a lot of hats, a lot ...

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Patricia Odero is an innovation facilitator extraordinaire based in Nairobi, Kenya, working for The Duke Global Health Institute. Patricia is trained in Medicine, Business and Social innovation and uses her skills and experience to help entrepreneurs in West Africa and beyond with funding and growth. She talks about the importance of networks, particularly in health entrepreneurship - long-term relationships and support programmes...

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Jean Nehme sold his start-up, Digital Surgery, to Medtronic in 2020 for multiple millions, achieving the dream of many medical entrepreneurs. From surgeon to CEO, Jean tells us about the lessons he learned from his journey. We talk Acquisitions, SPACs, regulation and equalities. Jean is Vice President of strategic partnerships at Medtronic @MedtronicUK, a Plastic Surgeon Trainee, Academic and Entrepreneur. He is also Co-Founder CE...

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Lousie Thwaites is a clinician-researcher at OUCRU in Vietnam (@OUCRU_Vietnam), looking at innovations in intensive care in low and middle-income countries. In this interview, she talks about the challenges and opportunities there are for doctors from working with engineers, the importance of mentors in a research career and why unconventional career paths can be really fulfilling. Read our Healthcare Innovation in Vietnam special ...

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Rajesh Agarwal is a surgeon and digital health advisor and investor. Based in the US now, he trained under Ara Darzi at Imperial (@Imperial_IGHI) with the first surgical robots and his PhD research built the case for simulation based training of surgeons. He’s had a career in universities and health systems as a surgeon, researcher, teacher and leader, addressing the thorniest problems in healthcare and always pushing for big chang...

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One way that start-ups can help accelerate their growth is by entering (and winning!) competitions – like the WISH 2022 Innovation Award. BMJ Innovations was in Doha and spoke to the organisers and some of the winners of this year’s award to get their insight on what makes for a successful entry. Joining us are – Mahmoud El Achi, Head of Innovation at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) Nicolas Vachicouras, CEO & Co-foun...

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