We were delighted to take part in the latest Digital Health podcast ‘How NHS trusts can encourage innovation’, which was exploring how the NHS can work with innovators to fast-track digital health solutions that not only ease pressure on services, but also empower patients.

CW Innovation, our joint programme with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, aims to deliver a portfolio of evaluated, real-world projects by connecting frontline clinical and operational staff with partner organisations. We have been developing a pipeline of ‘test and scale’ innovation projects to be rolled out across the Trust and disseminated throughout the NHS stakeholder network.

The podcast featured Chris Chaney, CW+ CEO, Sunita Sharma, obstetrician and gynaecologist who developed our Mum & Baby app which links women to maternity services which is now being adopted by other NHS Trusts, and Tom Newsom-Davis, a consultant oncologist who leads on the acute diagnostic oncology clinic at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital – the UK’s first cancer clinic of its kind fast-tracking patients with clinical suspicions of cancer.

Between them they discussed the aims of CW Innovation; how trusts can nurture and encourage ideas; the need to bring clinicians along on the journey and the role NHSX will play in this space.

Listen to the podcast below: