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.
The author of this book, Eric Schmidt was the CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011 and is now the chairman of Alphabet, the parent company that owns Google. Alphabet was the biggest donor to Hillary Clinton's campaign and the author helped with her PR. He's also a software engineer who graduated from Princeton and … Continue reading Book suggestion: How Google Works
Exams have been strenuous. On the day of my birthday, I found myself sitting in an exam hall trying to work out the derivations on non-linear acoustics in ultrasound and feeling like the stupidest guy on earth. For a birthday celebration I met up with a friend and we walked along the river before I went … Continue reading Were you really in a startup?
We've all been there. We've all used a piece of equipment or clinical software and thought, if only the developers and engineers understood how a hospital worked. Now there's a growing community of clinicians who can code. The interesting thing is that they are now saying, if only other clinicians understood tech. I don't mean that … Continue reading Surprisingly clinicians also hold back tech innovation
For me I love the Apple operating system. The bash command line is so useful when installing modules and just general coding. I had to invest in a Windows laptop so I could run the hardware of a dynamic vision sensor for my surgical robotics project. This just reminded me how spoilt I was running … Continue reading Time for clinical to embrace tech diversity
The community of doctors and nurses who code continues to grow. This is exciting! Not only is there 90+ members in my coding meetup group, multiple doctors are contacting me and others with business ideas which utilise the boom in big data and coding languages. However, this field is still new which means that there … Continue reading 5 signs of a fraudulent clinical “tech leader”
Over the last couple of days I have been speaking to clinicians who have ideas for tech. They want to see clinicians lead tech innovation and they want to see more of it. Sound exciting right? However, there seems to be a naive way of looking at tech. There are clinicians out there who want … Continue reading Tech is it’s own speciality, clinicians “dipping into tech” is not effective
Sitting down with a coffee whilst skimming through my LinkedIn and Twitter feed has become a morning ritual for me. It's a great way to get pumped for the day. Many clinicians and NHS academics share articles about big data, coding and how the future of clinical innovation with bright with tech. But before you think … Continue reading Clinicians innovating with tech is like teen sex, everyone’s talking about, few do it.
2016 has been a great year for me and it looks like this year is going to be better. I met with Shubz who informed me that people are now willing to pay to put their courses on the website. We have also had requests for an API key for our online database by other … Continue reading Want to innovate? 4 reasons why you shouldn’t chase popularity
In hindsight being 100% clinical made me depressed. I like many other clinicians weren't happy and chalked it up to not enough government funding, stress and lack of support. Whilst there are reasonable criticisms of how the NHS treats it's a slippery slope. What's dangerous is focusing too much on how the government treats the NHS … Continue reading 5 reasons why coding and tech innovation made me a happier person