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TheHill’s Digital Innovation Podcast delves into the world of digital innovation in health and care. You’ll hear from a variety of voices, ranging from digital innovators and entrepreneurs who are making waves in the health tech space, to staff working on the frontline in healthcare settings, sharing their views on digital innovation and the impact it makes in their delivery of care to patients.


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Series 2 – Needs on the frontline

Dr Sudhir Singh, Geriatric and General Medicine Consultant and Clinical Director (Series 2, Episode 5)

In this latest episode of TheHill’s Digital Innovation podcast, Megan is joined by Sudhir Singh, consultant in geriatric medicine and general medicine, and clinical director for acute medicine and rehabilitation at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Their discussions range from the difficulties of bringing innovation into the NHS, to Sudhir’s professional development and leadership style, and cover how to make organisational needs meet clinical needs.

Dr Emily Lord, Sexual Health Consultant and Clinical Lead (Series 2, Episode 4)

Megan is joined by Emily Lord, consultant and clinical lead of the Oxfordshire Sexual Health Service (OSHS). Together, they discuss the role of digital innovation in the NHS, and how Emily has been able to bring it into use at OSHS despite the challenges there can be in implementing new innovations.

Dr James Gamble, Consultant Cardiologist (Series 2, Episode 3)

James Gamble is a consultant cardiologist specialising in treatment of heart failure and implantation of pacemakers and related devices. James discusses how digital innovation has impacted his area of work, how it enables consultants to see more patients, and why it is part of the future of cardiac care.

This episode was recorded on the 1st of November 2023.

Charlie Winward, Neurorehabilitation Consultant Allied Health Professional and Katie Butler, Specialist Physiotherapist (Series 2, Episode 2)

On this second episode of our series about clinical needs, our director Megan Morys-Carter talks to Charlie Winward, consultant allied health professional in neuro rehabilitation and Katie Butler, highly specialist physiotherapist and clinical lead physiotherapist for stroke at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. They discuss how their jobs have changed with the adoption of digital innovation, the challenges to adoption, and the ultimate positives of innovation which make it worth committing to for the future.

This episode was recorded on the 15th of November 2023.

Sneha Sunny, Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Acute General Medicine (Series 2, Episode 1)

In this first episode of our brand new series, Megan Morys-Carter, director of TheHill, sits down with Sneha Sunny, Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Acute General Medicine, to discuss her journey through ten years in the NHS, her drive to support further staff and patient groups, and how digital innovation can help to bring meaningful improvement in her area of work.

This episode was recorded on the 15th of November 2023.

Series 1 – Clinical Staff and their innovations

CardMedic (Series 1, Episode 1)

Dr Rachael Grimaldi, was inspired to create CardMedic® after reading a news article about a critically ill Covid-19 survivor, terrified when unable to understand healthcare staff through the PPE barrier. She is co-founder and CEO of this multi award-winning unique digital communication tool – endorsed by NICE and ORCHA, and part of the Department for International Trade’s Digital Health Export Offer.
She talks to TheHill’s Director, Megan Morys-Carter about how it all started.

This episode was originally recorded on 19th April 2021


Healthcare Dynamics (Series 1, Episode 2)

In our autumn season of discussions, Megan Morys-Carter, director of TheHill speaks to health and care workers about their digital innovations and the journey they have been on as they champion digital innovation in the NHS. In the second in this series, she speaks to Dr George Hadjipavlou about HealthCare Dynamics, the start-up he founded with Richard Siviter.

This episode was originally recorded in October 2021.


Scout Health (Series 1, Episode 3)

Dr Zeeshan Akhtar is specialist registrar at Oxford University Hospitals. He set up led and has successfully exited from his start-up Scout Health. In this, the third in our autumn season of discussions, he speaks to Megan Morys-Carter, director of TheHill.

This episode was originally recorded in October 2021.