Winner of RADICAL funding call announced as ‘Hospital at Home’

The winner of our RADICAL – Rapid Adoption Digital Innovation Call – has been announced as Georgi Todorov and Mark Lethby, with their proposal ‘Hospital at Home.’ Building on the development of virtual wards and utilising the support of existing community teams, this project seeks to further enable more people to be cared for at home.

This larger scale funding call offers a grant of up to £50,000 to fund projects focused on digital innovation as part of our CW Innovation programme, in partnership with the Rosetrees Trust and Kusuma Trust, that deliver rapid improvement to patient care at our hospitals, and ultimately across the NHS.

Thanks to all of our finalists in the funding call including:

  • Lucy Thomas: ‘ChelWest Dermatology AI Image Bank’, which will utilise diagnosis of skin lesions and improve care for dermatology patients.
  • Natalie Nunes and Andrea Day: ‘SIPS – Sickness Information, Pregnancy Care and Self-Evaluation’, using technology to include a pathway for women with Hyperemesis Gravidarum – nausea and vomiting with complications in pregnant women – also helping in improving the management and care of these patients.
  • Ruth Mizoguchi and Nora Mohammed: ‘Machine Learning and Virtual Reality approach for Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis’. 75% of dementia diagnoses in the UK are made late and VR assessment could enable early and remote detection for patients.

All four finalists presented their innovative proposals to a judging panel of leading experts in digital health and technology including:

  • Julian Chomet – Research Consultant, Rosetrees Trust
  • Stephen Rockman – Member of the CW Innovation Advisory Group and Managing Director and Founder, Merism Capital
  • Soma Pujari – Co-Founder and Executive Trustee, Kusuma Trust
  • Rob Hodgkiss – Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, CWHFT
  • Chris Chaney – CEO, CW+

Find out more about our CW Innovation programme here.