CW Innovation Three-Year Anniversary Expo

CW+ recently celebrated the third anniversary of its CW Innovation programme by holding a Three-Year Anniversary Expo at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

The CW Innovation programme, run in partnership with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, helps test and scale high impact innovations that improve patient care and the way in which hospitals are run.  It has developed into one of the most mature and active innovation programmes in the NHS, and the Expo was an opportunity for NHS and industry leaders, companies, partners and innovators to discuss the vital roles innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship play in today’s NHS.

Opening the event, the Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lesley Watts, said: ‘Successful innovation projects are as much about relationships as they are about technology, and that’s why all of our friends are here today and why events such as this are so important to us. It allows us to strengthen those relationships, and forge new ones against the fantastic backdrop of our CW Innovation Programme.’

Speakers included NHS England’s National Director of Transformation, Dr Tim Ferris, and National Clinical Director for Innovation, Professor Tony Young, alongside the Chair of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Matthew Swindells, and partner representatives Anna King at DigitalHealth.London, Patrick Hart from Concentric Health, Brandon Henak at GE Healthcare and Professor Sultan Mahmud from BT. Trust clinicians Dr Lucy Thomas and Miss Natalie Nunes, a CW+ Horizon Fellow, spoke about their own CW Innovation projects.

This special event was made up of four zones; data and digital, entrepreneurship, patient experience and remote monitoring, and a wide range of companies showcased their healthcare innovations, highlighting the breadth of the CW Innovation programme.  Examples included Skin Analytics, a unique AI tool which aims to change the way skin cancer is assessed and treated by the NHS, and Virtual Bodyworks, which is a staff-led idea to make use of virtual reality to expand on equality, diversity and inclusion training for Trust staff.  Click here to find out more about CW Innovation projects.

Chris Chaney, Chief Executive at CW+, said: “This event was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the first three years of the CW Innovation programme, bringing partner groups together and showcasing our portfolio of evaluated, real-world projects.

“Innovation is about making change for good, harnessing positivity and energy even in the most challenging of times. We’re delighted at the progress our hospitals and our network of partners are making, and we remain focused on delivering new and improved methods of care for our patients and our community.”

A full list of exhibitors from the event can be found below:

Data and Digital:

The Care Coordination Solution

Skin Analytics

Virtual Bodyworks

Mum & Baby




Clinical Entrepreneurs Programme

Horizon Fellows

Patient Experience:

Best For You

Future Hospital: University of Bristol, Imperial University, Stateless Studios, RELAX Digital RCA, DR.VR, Smileyscope, Buzzstreets


Remote Monitoring:


GE Healthcare