I was diagnosed aged 12 with the incurable bowel condition
Crohn's Disease. In late 2011 I became the 11th person to undergo a small
bowel transplant in the UK at The Churchill Hospital in Oxford.
I started blogging about his journey through Bowel Transplant and my blog "beingapatient" has over 95,000 followers. I use social media to develop global
on line peer to peer communities covering over 20,000 patients. I am also privileged to develop social media strategies around patient engagement. My passion is mentoring patients and
their families and I am a published author & professional speaker.
I have become the patient lead for #NHSSM, a facilitator for Centre for Patient Leadership
& digital strategy advisor to The Oxford Transplant Foundation where I
helped implement the first skype clinics. I am also founder of health tech start up
At Medicine X 2015
Friday, September 16 2:10 pm (Plenary Hall)
Moderated panel discussion
Everyone Included™| Precision Medicine InitiativeHow might diverse groups of health care stakeholders work together to drive co-creation and innovation in education, research, and clinical care? Our... Read more
Saturday, September 17 10:55 am (LK 130)
Will most digital health start-ups go global, or even Trans-Atlantic? How should they raise the funds to do so?
The digital health start-up sector was not very international at the outset. Various factors kept many companies’ perspectives national, whether because healthcare practices were seen to be too local,... Read more
Saturday, September 17 12:40 pm (Plenary Hall)
Changing Cancer Care: The Astellas and Medicine X C3 Prize Live Pitch
Join judges Michael Seres, Chris Coburn, Mark Reisenauer, and star of the hit television show Shark Tank Robert Herjavec as they hear live pitches from five finalists from around the world who are hoping... Read more