We are excited to partner with Digital Health Rewired PitchFest 2020, which provides an opportunity for early stage digital health start-ups to pitch their idea or venture in front of a hugely influential crowd of senior NHS IT leaders and big digital health investors.

The start-up crowned the winner on 4 March 2020 will be given the unique opportunity to have their innovation tested and scaled at the world-class Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust through our CW Innovation programme. Launched in September 2019, the programme aims to deliver a portfolio of innovative initiatives and solutions to improve patient care and address some of the real-time challenges that healthcare organisations face today.

Chris Chaney,  CW+ Chief Executive and co-lead of CW Innovation, said he was delighted to provide a real-world test bed for the Pitchfest 2020 winner; “There has never been a greater demand to innovate and drive high-impact improvements to patient care. We are excited to be a part of the introduction and wider dissemination of new and entrepreneurial solutions identified via Pitchfest.”

“The CW Innovation programme is emerging as a leader in co-designing, embedding and, critically, sustaining new innovations that can make a real difference to patients. Working with Pitchfest is a great fit – we both strive to identify high impact innovations that have the potential to transform patient care and make our hospitals ‘smarter’. This is a unique partnership that we’re proud to be a part of, and we can’t wait to meet to the finalists,” says Robert Hodgkiss, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Run as part of the Digital Health Rewired Conference and Exhibition, the Pitchfest is an ideal way to build NHS relationships, gain exposure and develop innovative concepts or start-ups.