Healthcare Models

I. Healthcare Models If you go to the USA a lot of the people there are unhappy with the state of their healthcare system.  They feel that it's too expensive, that they pay way more than any other country in terms of percentage of GDP compared to the rest of the world and yet there… Continue reading Healthcare Models

Being A Doctor, What It Means, What It Doesn’t Mean, What It Will Mean

I. I'd say that one of the main things that made me choose to become a doctor was that I felt like I had a kind of natural ability and affinity for the subject.  It's likely that this was a completely false assumption however.  It stemmed from growing up in a highly medical background, where… Continue reading Being A Doctor, What It Means, What It Doesn’t Mean, What It Will Mean

Meaning & Purpose

I often wonder about what I am here for and what I'm meant to be doing with my short time on Earth.  It seems to be one of those things that everyone ponders from time to time, before giving up and then returning to their usual lives.  I don't know why, but I'm always thinking… Continue reading Meaning & Purpose

NHS Startup Part XI – Cultivating Criticism

I am receiving more and more feedback about my service.  Both from patients and the NHS staff using my service. Today was the first time that I had the full backing of the NHS employees using my service.  Before today, I have just felt like a crazy outsider trying to do something ridiculous.  Now that there is momentum… Continue reading NHS Startup Part XI – Cultivating Criticism

Incidental Finding

I've always thought the term "incidental finding" was strange. "Incidental finding" is something doctors say when they look for one thing but then find something completely unrelated to what they were originally looking for.  For example if you have a chest x-ray looking for an infection, but instead we find a large shadow which may be… Continue reading Incidental Finding

Yak Shaving

Yak shaving is something coders and programmers talk about a lot.  The term was originally in reference to a Ren & Stimpy episode, but became widely used in MIT, took on its own meaning and then spread from there on. It refers to how we are often massively distracted by life's mundane tasks even when… Continue reading Yak Shaving

The Paradox Of Choice

Having a choice when starting a business seems to be a massive distraction and one of the major pitfalls a CEO could face. I find it really interesting that a lot of famous startup incubators tend to give founders around $20,000 to execute their idea.  Some of the most successful startups in the world have… Continue reading The Paradox Of Choice

NHS Startup Part X – Vanity Metrics

We have a 100% growth rate per day at the moment. What does this mean?  Nothing. Vanity metrics or getting "high on your own supply" is so easy to do.  But what matters is the mission and accomplishing what you set out to do.  The whole point of a startup is to test a hypothesis… Continue reading NHS Startup Part X – Vanity Metrics

Two Key Things To Consider Before You Create An App

Having a software based start up is really popular.  Mainly because the costs of starting one are so miniscule.  You can literally have an idea and if you're a coder, get something up and running.  If you're not a coder then you can usually cajole someone you know into building something for you or spend… Continue reading Two Key Things To Consider Before You Create An App

The Indifferent, The Early Adopters, The Haters

Being a founder is like being a school child again.  You have to put your hand up a lot, ask a load of questions, then do the work to get to the next chapter.  It can be scary putting yourself in this position, but it's a must.  If you're a know it all then you'll be reluctant to learn and keep… Continue reading The Indifferent, The Early Adopters, The Haters