The Clinical Advisory Board

21 January 2020 in Company

Healthily takes your safety seriously. So seriously that we’ve asked some of the most fiercely independent medical experts in the world to keep us on the right track.

We were the first to create an artificial intelligence (AI) self-assessment tool with an independent Clinical Advisory Board (CAB), and we did so with good reason. The board's objective is to guide our clinical team and safeguard the interests of everyone who uses our products. We’re very proud of the work they do, so we would like you to know who they are.

Dr Mark Davies

Mark is the Chairman of our CAB and brings more than 20 years' experience as a family doctor to the team. He’s worked for the last 10 years in a number of clinical leadership roles at the UK's Department of Health and Social Care, and the Cabinet Office. He was also the Executive Medical Director of the NHS Information Centre. Mark is now the Chief Medical Officer for IBM Europe and a Non-Executive Director of The BMJ.

Mark's industry experience and credentials make him the ideal fit as the Chair of our CAB. As a leading figure in health policy, informatics and system redesign, Mark's interests align directly with those of Healthily.

Dr Nick Summerton

Nick literally wrote the book on how to diagnose people by listening to what they say. Primary Care Diagnostics explains how to interpret and apply information obtained directly from the patient.

He has played a key role in highlighting the importance of the patient's input into the diagnostic process and of using investigations only after careful thought has been given to the costs and benefits, from both the patient's and the health service's perspectives.

Much of Nick’s thinking underpins Healthily’s approach to digital consultations.

By day, Nick is a family doctor and he has recently published Better Value Health Checks: A Practical Guide. He’s a member of the Royal College of General Practitioner (RCGP), a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, a specialist advisor for the Care Quality Commission and sits on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) diagnostic advisory committee.

Prof Mahmood Adil

Mahmood has 25 years of medical, public health and executive management experience in the NHS and USA. His current job is to oversee, as Medical Director, the health intelligence and protection functions for Scotland delivered through the Information Services Division (ISD) and Health Protection Scotland (HPS).

He’s an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School, the UK Prime Minister’s Top Management Programme, Common Purpose 20:20 and Yale School of Public Health. He also helped set up England’s Care Quality Commission and served as its Medical Director.

Dr Aomesh Bhatt

Dr Aomesh Bhatt, is a senior clinical research fellow in the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford and has an interest in using regulatory frameworks to translate research into clinical practice.

He previously served as the overall Head of Medical Affairs and Clinical Development at RB where he assumed responsibility for global medical affairs, clinical development and health outcomes research for the group.

Aomesh was a member of the NICE Technology Appraisal Committee for 6 years where he led several technology appraisals and spent 3 years on the NICE Guidelines Review Committee.

Dr Vishal Gulati

Dr Vishal Gulati is a venture capital investor who focuses on projects that combine data, healthcare and biology. Vishal has led Draper Esprit’s investments into some of Europe’s leading companies in these sectors. In addition to Vishal’s role at Draper Esprit, he’s an independent director on the board of two publicly listed companies, Horizon Discovery (Cambridge) and Sensyne Health (Oxford). He’s the Chairman of Digital Health Forum and serves on Innovate UK’s Major Award Committee.

Prior to this, Vishal worked at Atlas Venture, The Wellcome Trust and Radiant Capital. Vishal received his postgraduate medical training at centres including the Nuffield Department of Medicine (Oxford) and the Department of Medicine (St Mary’s Hospital, London), as a Rhodes Scholar.

Dr Patricia Schartau

Dr Patricia Schartau is an academic clinical lecturer in primary care at University College London and a family doctor in central London, with a specialist interest in men’s health. Patricia’s entrepreneurial activities include the NHS Entrepreneurship Programme and being an advisor for healthcare start-ups. She’s also an editorial board member of the journal Trends in Urology and Men’s Health and a trustee of the Sexual Advice Association.

Julia Cawthorne

Julia Cawthorne is a clinical safety consultant and registered general nurse with 26 years’ experience of working in the NHS’s acute care sector. She has worked in both hands on clinical, health IT, clinical change and clinical safety roles. During this time, Julia was also a member of the West Midlands National Programme Clinical Safety Board from 2011 to 2013. After leaving the NHS, Julia worked for BT Global Health leading the clinical safety assessment of health IT solutions used by NHS Trusts in London and the south of England as part of the NHS National Programme for IT. Julia currently works as an independent clinical safety officer for Safehand Consulting – a specialist consultancy service that helps organisations comply with health IT safety standards and regulations.

So, that’s the Clinical Advisory Board. They keep us on our toes and make sure we deliver to the highest possible clinical standards.

Important: Our website provides useful information but is not a substitute for medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your doctor when making decisions about your health.

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