Meet the UCLH Dragons! 

02/04/2014 00:00 
The short-listed finalists for a UCLH Dragons’ Den-style competition are gearing up to make their passionate pitch to a panel of sharp-eyed judges. Who will be crowned the winner for the best technological innovation?

All will be revealed at the UCLH Wired Event which aims to showcase the best in lean healthcare and technology and will offer a glimpse of what hospitals (including UCLH) might offer in the future. It is being held at Euston Square on 3 April and is fully booked.
The names of the three finalists – selected from nearly 50 exciting and innovative ideas submitted by UCLH staff - are being kept under wraps until the event. The winner will receive funding and support from IT to make their idea a reality.

The competition is based on the popular TV series in which inventors pitch for money from entrepreneurs to develop and market their inventions.

The event has been organised by the Quality, Efficiency and Productivity team

The line-up of judges are:

  • Sharon Constancon
    Chief executive of Genius Methods, a Board Evaluation and Development consultancy. Sharon was named 2013 London Woman in Business by the South African Chamber.
  • Richard Murley
    Chairman of UCLH and vice-chairman of Rothschild. Richard is also a qualified solicitor who has worked in the City of London for more than 30 years. 
  • Bernie Porter
    A nurse consultant specialising in multiple Sclerosis, Bernie showed true entrepreneurial spirit in setting up the Neuro-Response Service which has helped thousands of patients at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neuroscience. Bernie has since been awarded an MBE for her services to nursing.  
  • Daniel Marks
    Specialist registrar for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at UCLH, and a postdoctoral research fellow in Immunology and Inflammation at UCL. Daniel was also one of the founders of the Junior Doctors’ Forum at UCLH and represents junior doctors at the Medicine Board.
  • Kevin Fong
    Consultant anaesthetist and anaesthetic lead for both the Patient Emergency Response and Resuscitation Team (PERRT) and Major Incident Planning. Kevin is also an honorary senior lecturer in physiology at University College London.

Sir Robert Naylor is hosting the event  to look at what the future holds for UCLH, what we think will be different in 2020 and how we seek to improve our services  and experience in the years to come.

For up to date tweets relating to this event: follow #uclhwired

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