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Meet Your.MD’s Advisory Board

21 January 2020 in Company

Your.MD takes safety seriously. So seriously that we’ve asked some of the most fiercely independent medical experts in the world to keep us on the right track.

And we’ve just added 2 more. Dr Neil Shah, joins us from Reckitt Benckiser (RB) and Dr Aomesh Bhatt from Oxford University.

Your.MD is the first AI self-assessment tool to create an independent Clinical Advisory Board (CAB). The objective of the board, which was created in 2018, is to guide Your.MD’s clinical team and safeguard the interests of users. We’re very proud of the work they do, and we would like you to know who they are.

First up is the board’s Chairman Dr. Mark Davies.

Dr. Mark Davies

Mark brings more than 20 years' experience as a GP. He has worked for the last 10 years in a number of clinical leadership roles at The Department of Health and Social Care, Cabinet Office and as Executive Medical Director of The NHS Information Centre. He is now Chief Medical Officer for IBM Europe and a Non-Executive Director of The BMJ.

Mark's industry experience and credentials make him the ideal fit as the Chair of our Clinical Advisory Board. As a leading figure in health policy, informatics and system redesign, Mark's interests align directly with those of Your.MD.

Mark is supported by Prof Dr. Maureen Baker CBE, the board’s Deputy Chair and Your.MD’s acting Chief Medical Officer.

Prof Dr. Maureen Baker

Maureen is the former Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and a national leader in primary care and digital technology.

She joined NHS Connecting for Health in 2007 and developed standards for digital clinical safety that have been adopted internationally.

As acting Chief Medical Officer Maureen has ensured that all our doctors are properly trained in clinical safety, the whole organisation follows clearly-defined clinical assessment processes, and she has shepherded the team through its application for a Class 1 Medical Device Certificate (CE mark) from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Checking up on how we use statistics is Dr. Nick Summerton.

Dr. Nick Summerton

Nick literally wrote the book on how to diagnose people by listening to what they say. Primary Care Diagnostics explains how to interpret and apply information obtained directly from the patient.

He has played a fundamental role in re-emphasising the importance of the patient's input into the diagnostic process and of using investigations only after careful consideration has been given to the costs and benefits from both the patient's and the health service's perspectives.

Much of Nick’s thinking underpins Your.MD’s approach to digital consultations.

By day, Nick is a GP and he has recently published Better Value Health Checks: A Practical Guide. He is a member of the RCGP, a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, a specialist advisor for the Care Quality Commission and sits on The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) diagnostic advisory committee.

The board’s public health credentials are further bolstered by Prof Mahmood Adil.

Prof Mahmood Adil

Mahmood has 25 years of medical, public health and executive management experience in the NHS and USA. His current job is to oversee, as Medical Director, the health intelligence and protection functions for Scotland delivered through Information Services Division (ISD) and Health Protection Scotland (HPS).

He is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School, the UK Prime Minister’s Top Management Programme, Common Purpose 20:20 and Yale School of Public Health, and he helped set up England’s Care Quality Commission and served as its Medical Director.

Representing users is Mark Duman.

Mark Duman

Mark is a rare blend of clinician (a pharmacist), consultant and patient advocate. He has a track record of working with organisations to help them understand the untapped potential of patients and the public. Perfect for Your.MD.

At The King’s Fund he promoted shared clinical decision-making by founding the Patient Information Forum and the Ask About Medicines campaign. Mark has also worked with the BBC, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK and the Care Quality Commission. He’s our patient advocate and keeps us focused on keeping things simple and clear.

Dr. Aomesh Bhatt

Newly appointed Aomesh Bhatt, is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford and has an interest in using regulatory frameworks to translate research into clinical practice.

He previously served as the overall Head of Medical Affairs and Clinical Development at RB where he assumed responsibility for global medical affairs, clinical development and health outcomes research for the Group.

Dr Bhatt was a member of the NICE Technology Appraisal Committee for 6 years where he led several technology appraisals and spent 3 years on the NICE Guidelines Review Committee.

Prof Dr. Neil Shah

He is joined by Prof Dr Neil Shah, a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Professor (Hon) at Great Ormond Street Hospital University College London (Hon).
He is now Global Chief Medical officer for RB and Vice President for Mead Johnson Nutrition.

Dr. Shah has been involved in the development of regional and national guidelines for practical identification and treatment of GI allergy. He has worked closely with NICE on cow’s milk allergy recognition.

He leads a large prospective research study on GI food allergy called the Burden project and has published 192 peer reviewed papers including The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Medicine and The Lancet.

So that’s the Clinical Advisory Board. They keep us on our toes and make sure we deliver to the highest possible clinical standards.

Clinical quality and patient safety is of paramount importance in healthcare, and is fundamental to Your.MD's endeavours. As a group of leading figures in health technology, health policy, informatics and system redesign, the members of the Your.MD CAB will provide advice and oversight for the company in its efforts to establish and grow the pre-primary self-care opportunity around the world.

Important: Our website provides useful information but is not a substitute for medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your doctor when making decisions about your health.

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