Deepening Relationships & Trust in Healthcare with the Tools of Technology.
DR Richard Pratt
INNOVATOR & MENTOR
POLICY STRATEGIST & GP
BA MBBS DRCOG MRCGP MFCI AMRCPCH
DELIVERING BEST CARE
EFFICIENCY FOR CARE PATHWAYS
HEALTH PROFESSIONAL CARE
BECAUSE WE ALL GET BETTER WITH BETTER CONVERSATIONS
How can we improve the PATIENT-DOCTOR encounter supported through tech?
Since qualifying as a GP in 2014 I have been drawn to this deceptively simple question & dedicated much of my time to starting to formulate a response.
My clinical work as a GP partner has been complemented by a diverse range of roles and collaboration spanning policy, digital & innovation incorporating Royal Colleges & multinational corporates, start-ups & NHS Digital, European Patients' Forum & Digital Health Europe.
I’ve gained insights into how we can make use of the precious time together better, equipping clinicians and patients alike with the information & tools they need. This leads naturally to transformative change improving both quality and efficiency.
ARTICLES, Films & POLICY
MY WRITING & MORE >
In my capacity as medical advisor to Eva Health Technologies I have enjoyed contributing to the development of point of care Covid testing & vaccination software. This input been wide ranging incorporating elements as diverse as feature enrichment & user interface refinement, through to care pathway integration and beyond.
Point of Care Testing: as a medical advisor to LumiraDx care solutions I've helped explore and establish how point of care testing can positively disrupt care pathways, benefiting patients and clinicians alike.
RCPCH & UPTODATE
Clinical decision support: as the UK GP lead for Paediatric Care Online from the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health and UpToDate, I have experienced the opportunities & challenges of deployment of health tech solutions at scale in the UK and on a global stage. This has incorporated strategic advice, content editing of NICE validated resources, app commissioning & national launches.
Digital Therapeutics international collaboration: as the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) Digital Therapeutics Champion in 2020 I provided the clinical steer for an international collaboration between Universities of Oxford, Grenoble & Navarra as part of a 2 year European Institute of Technology funded project. The focus was understanding & disseminating how evidence-based apps can contribute to the new models of delivery of care in the context of Covid-19 & beyond. This led naturally into contributing to sessions with the European Patients' Forum project Digital Health Europe.
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
incorporated the health tech start-up Kernow Health Solutions as a platform for the award winning patient-held health record app ForMyDoctor® - recipient of awards from Innovate UK, SBRI healthcare, Creative England & Southwest Academic Health Science Network. This led to participation in multiple business coaching schemes to help enhance further my business acumen & agile product development methodology. Supporting others on their innovation journey was a privilege as part of the RCGP Innovation Mentorship Programme.
THREE SPIRES MEDICAL PRACTICE