In my late teens and early 20s, I used to be fiercely left wing. I attended marches for the NHS, met up with the local socialist student group at my university, and sold the paper, the socialist. Whilst other students were enjoying the weekends I was spending mine manning a socialist stall on the street … Continue reading Society at large will not support your innovation, don’t let that stop you.
Shubz is the front end developer for myGPevents.co.uk with has done a range of things. In travel medicine, he's looked after patients all over the world. He's also a clinical lead for the German based health tech company Ada Health, and he codes. It just doesn't stop for this guy and more things are around the … Continue reading Interview: Shubz Upadhyay
Today I was running an introduction to coding workshop at the GP trainee conference in the Oval London. I love teaching medics how to code. The smile you see on some of their faces when they realize that solving a problem with code is possible, once you've broken down the solution step by step. Getting … Continue reading You’ve been exposed to coding! Here’s 3 tips to keep it moving.
It's a well-known fact that tech is getting cheaper, but for most people, this doesn't mean much. It means browsing the internet and checking emails on a slimmer laptop, using fancier, simpler interfaces, and not having to know any of the workings under the hood of a computer. Don't get me wrong, I'm not one … Continue reading 3 concepts clinicians should understand about the raspberry pi
I first came across the concept of Blockchain one and a half years ago when I heard about the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. At the time there were talks about regulating big bank notes in India, and China was increasing restrictions on getting money out of the country. Bitcoin is a decentralized currency, where transactions bypassed banks. … Continue reading 4 Things clinicians should know about Blockchain technology
To wake myself up in the morning I have a quick scroll through the Times app on my phone to get a briefing on the daily news. It’s only Wednesday but my Fitbit is telling me that I am averaging 3:39 hours of sleep a night which seems about right. I swear, the flickering lights … Continue reading New to NHS innovation? Here are 3 areas you can get started
Machine learning is changing the world, there is no doubt about this. Despite the fact that the NHS is famous for being backward in its tech, it's only a matter of time before it adopts machine learning. The reception machine learning gets from clinicians is mixed. There is a palpable fear amongst some of them. From time … Continue reading 4 things clinicians should know about machine learning
Ok, I'm going to be honest here, this book isn't a long read, and it's not a complex one. There was nothing mind blowing and it didn't change my outlook on life. So why am I recommending it? It depends on where you are at the moment. If your at the time in your life … Continue reading Book Suggestion: Tribes
Matt is a consultant in oncology and an academic at Imperial College London. Caroline is a GP trainee and an education fellow at Imperial College London. Having experienced first hand the advantages of computational medicine they now run a short training course for medics, teaching them the basics of coding in Python. In this … Continue reading Interview: Matt Williams and Caroline Morton
This book, written by a PPh.D.grad from MIT in computer science, explores the science behind deep work. As social media and the internet increases in use, our brains are being rewired to have shorter attention spans. People tend to focus on shallow work. However, the value of shallow work is decreasing, and the value of deep … Continue reading Book suggestion: Deep Work