digital innovation

Warfarin History Timeline

One of the presentations on the workshop Digital Transformations in Healthcare held recently at LSE was on the material and digital transformations of warfarin. The poster prepared for this event is too large to upload on this site but is available here:

May 15th, 2017|D3, Workshop|0 Comments|

New video – Warfarin: an informed and digital drug

Recently, we filmed an interview with Nick Barber, Pharmacist and Professor Emeritus at University College London. Our interviewer is Ralph Hibberd, one of our D3 team members. The interview is presented in three parts: Warfarin and the Pharmaceutical Gaze, Warfarin and the New Medicines Service and Warfarin as a Digital Drug.

You will find all our videos under the menu […]

March 20th, 2017|D3|0 Comments|

New NHS App Library

The NHS app library is expected to reopen at the end of March, according to Indra Joshi, clinical lead digital in urgent care at NHS England, who was speaking at the Digital Technology Show in London earlier on this week. The library, which will start out with very few products, will be available through NHS Choices. It has been co-designed by NICE, Medicines and Healthcare […]

Brexit and the Falsified Medicines Directive

In order to help patients avoid being exposed to falsified medicines, the European Commission developed a series of measures to support patients in identifying licenced suppliers of pharmaceutical medicines, and suppliers to identify whether an end-user pack of medicines was genuine. The measures outlined in the Falsified Medicines Directive (2011/62/EU) have been applied across the European Union (EU), with […]

Vocal Biomarkers: diagnostics through human voice

Words not only hurt, but now they can heal! Emotion, revealed through the imperceptible characteristics in voices could be used to diagnose certain conditions including stress,  depression and cardiovascular diseases. ‘Beyond Verbal’ have been investigating the links between sound and health for 21 years and are hopeful for this technology for the future and have produced an app.


February 17th, 2017|Research|0 Comments|

Fast Followers

We reported on the Global Digital Exemplars a while back and now the Government have announced the next phase: Fast Followers – Trusts that will receive £5 million each to partner with the Exemplars. This, they claim will produce a “digital health Ivy League.”

More details here and  here



February 10th, 2017|Digital strategy|0 Comments|

News of the Global Digital Exemplars

The Global Digital Exemplars which were announced last year are still waiting for their funding apparently.

They are:


* Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust
* Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
* City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
* Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

* West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
* University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
* Luton & Dunstable University Hospital […]

January 19th, 2017|Digital strategy|0 Comments|

Warfarin: Testing at Home

Here is the second in our series of short films on aspects of warfarin.

Warfarin is the chief oral anticoagulant of its kind in use in the UK and is used by 1% of the UK population approximately 600,000 people and by 6% of people over 80. Testing at home is revolutionizing the care of patients as they can test […]

New research

An interesting article was published in Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology earlier this year: “The Use of eHealth Technologies to Enable the Implementation of musculoskeletal Models of Care: Evidence and practice”.

The article describes all kinds of tools and digital resources which have been produced for a range of musculoskeletal conditions.

Full article available here:


November 24th, 2016|Research|0 Comments|

Life Signs – A D3 Film

Our latest video is ready to view!

As part of our process of following the drug, we interviewed people who research, prescribe, develop apps for and take warfarin. This is the first of a series of short films revealing how people construct knowledge about the medication. This first film features a genetics researcher, Dr Harsh Sheth, who works at Newcastle […]