CW Innovation was proud to host the Accelerating FemTech: London event yesterday (19 June) at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to highlight the new Accelerating FemTech initiative and the importance of women’s health.
The Health Innovation Network (HIN)’s Accelerating FemTech programme will support innovators in the women’s health space. CW Innovation is a partner of this all-important initiative, which is funded by Innovate UK and aims to boost the development of technology to address current challenges in this area.
The event involved a range of experts and innovators, including Dr Asma Kahlil, National Innovation Accelerator (NIA) Fellow from St George’s Hospital, Professor Marta Boffito from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Dr Carey McClellan from getUBetter and Christina Sothinathan, Innovation Business Partner at CW+. It was an opportunity to celebrate innovative FemTech solutions being rolled out across both Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and other trusts, and to engage innovators on the topic.
Natalie Nunes, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, spoke at the event about the projects she has led to improve women’s health care. Natalie said: ‘I was delighted to be a part of the Accelerating FemTech event, which brought together so many people with a shared passion for solving the current challenges in women’s health and co-creating solutions.
‘It was great to have experts from so many different areas of women’s health talk about how their technology is improving care and how the tech can be rolled out to help more women across the UK. Importantly, the event was forward-looking with a spotlight on how clinicians, innovators and companies are continuing to work together to address the changing health needs of women and girls throughout their lives.’
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a leader in this field, and one of the largest providers of women and children’s care in the country, delivering more than 11,000 babies every year. The Trust is also a pioneer in digital health, with a variety of digital solutions being rolled out across the organisation. It has an established culture of innovation and is also a leader in innovation and discovery within the NHS.
Anna King, Commercial Director at the Health Innovation Network, said: ‘We look forward to some new partnerships forming to boost the development, evaluation and deployment of innovations in the women’s health space.’