BMJ Innovations Podcast

BMJ Group

BMJ Innovations is an online journal focused on emerging digital health, medical devices, process and system innovations that will make the biggest impact on health. Hosted by Dr Helen Surana, our podcasts bring you stories and interviews from the world of health innovations. In our first series we’re bringing you interviews with some of the world’s top leaders in innovation, from the UK, Kenya, Vietnam, and the USA. We talk about their unique experiences and the lessons we can learn from their journeys. Find out more in our podcast page: https://innovations.bmj.com/pages/bmj-innovations-podcast/ Follow us: @BMJ_innovations * The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

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Rajesh Agarwal is a surgeon and digital health advisor and investor. Based in the US now, he trained under Ara Darzi at Imperial (@Imperial_IGHI) with the first surgical robots and his PhD research built the case for simulation based training of surgeons. He’s had a career in universities and health systems as a surgeon, researcher, teacher and leader, addressing the thorniest problems in healthcare and always pushing for big change. Rajesh is also Chief Growth and Strategy Officer at Panda Health (https://panda.health/). You can follow Rajesh on Twitter @docaggarwal, BMJ Innovations @bmjinnovations and podcast host Helen Surana @hjsurana. BMJ innovations is grateful to the World Innovation Summit for Health WISH for making this podcast series possible.

Nov 22

23 min 57 sec

Lousie Thwaites is a clinician-researcher at OUCRU in Vietnam (@OUCRU_Vietnam), looking at innovations in intensive care in low and middle-income countries. In this interview, she talks about the challenges and opportunities there are for doctors from working with engineers, the importance of mentors in a research career and why unconventional career paths can be really fulfilling. Read our Healthcare Innovation in Vietnam special collection: https://www.bmj.com/company/vietnam-collection-2021/ and Prof Thwaites article on wearables: https://innovations.bmj.com/content/7/Suppl_1/s12. You can follow Louise on Twitter @CLThwaites, BMJ Innovations @bmjinnovations and podcast host Helen Surana @hjsurana. BMJ innovations is grateful to the World Innovation Summit for Health WISH for making this podcast series possible. https://www.tropicalmedicine.ox.ac.uk/team/louise-thwaites http://vital.oucru.org/ @wellcometrust @NDMOxford @OUCRU_Vietnam

Nov 15

23 min 55 sec

Jean Nehme sold his start-up, Digital Surgery, to Medtronic in 2020 for multiple millions, achieving the dream of many medical entrepreneurs. From surgeon to CEO, Jean tells us about the lessons he learned from his journey. We talk Acquisitions, SPACs, regulation and equalities. Jean is Vice President of strategic partnerships at Medtronic @MedtronicUK, a Plastic Surgeon Trainee, Academic and Entrepreneur. He is also Co-Founder CEO @_digitalsurgery @TouchSurgery #robots and #ai You can follow Jean on Twitter @Jean_Nehme, BMJ Innovations @bmjinnovations, and podcast host Helen Surana @hjsurana. BMJ innovations is grateful to the World Innovation Summit for Health WISH for making this podcast series possible.

Nov 8

20 min 55 sec

Patricia Odero is an innovation facilitator extraordinaire based in Nairobi, Kenya, working for The Duke Global Health Institute. Patricia is trained in Medicine, Business and Social innovation and uses her skills and experience to help entrepreneurs in West Africa and beyond with funding and growth. She talks about the importance of networks, particularly in health entrepreneurship - long-term relationships and support programmes for organisations of different sizes and stages. Patricia has great advice for entrepreneurs and really interesting stories from the field. You can follow Patricia on Twitter @TrishOdero, BMJ Innovations @bmjinnovations and podcast host Helen Surana @hjsurana. BMJ innovations is grateful to the World Innovation Summit for Health WISH for making this podcast series possible.

Nov 1

32 min 35 sec

Professor Tony Young OBE, National Clinical Lead for Innovation at NHS England and NHS Improvement, talks about what inspired him to get involved in innovation, and why his true passion for improving health is to keep the best entrepreneurs in the NHS. Listen out for some of his comments on the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Scheme - opening for applications right now as we publish in October 2021! He’s a man with a lot of hats, a lot of ideas, and a lot of inspiration. Here are some of the organisations, companies, and people he mentions - most importantly the NHS Clinical Entrepreneurs Scheme, Anglia Ruskin University, Southend Hospital, Jean Nehme, Touch Surgery, Nadine Hachach-Haram (@DrNadz), Proximie, Hinnah Rafique, Generation Medics and Medishout You can follow Tony on Twitter @DrTonyYoung, BMJ Innovations @bmjinnovations and podcast host Helen Surana @hjsurana BMJ innovations is grateful to the World Innovation Summit for Health WISH for making this podcast series possible.

Oct 21

26 min 37 sec

Hear BMJ Innovations' editors, Dr Helen Surana and Dr Ashley Mckimm, discuss the development of our new podcast series, Leaders in Innovation, which will feature stories and interviews from leaders in the field of Health Innovations. Visit the podcast page for more information: https://innovations.bmj.com/pages/bmj-innovations-podcast/ Please subscribe on your favourite platform.

Oct 2

1 min 49 sec