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i-sense Q&A series: Patient pathways - remote consulting, healthcare apps, and the future of track and trace

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This i-sense virtual Q&A series highlights topics related to infectious disease outbreaks preparedness and response – focusing on what we have learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic, what we need to do to ensure we are ready to respond to the next infectious disease outbreak, and how we can better protect our population and healthcare systems now and in the future.

Each month we will explore different themes related to developing tools and technologies to track, test and treat infectious diseases. As preparing for and responding to an outbreak is a collaborative effort, we’ll gain perspective from experts in academia, government and policy, healthcare, and industry.

This month we will be exploring the topic 'Patient pathways - remote consulting, healthcare apps, and the future of track and trace.'


Wednesday, 19 May 2021

13.30 – 14.15 GMT

Joining via Zoom

Meeting ID: 965 7631 1582

Register via Eventbrite

Our panel members

Prof Claudia Estcourt
Professor of Sexual Health & HIV at Glasgow Caledonian University, Honorary Professor at University College London and a consultant physician in Glasgow, UK

Prof Estcourt's research addresses three major public health priorities: 1). Self-managed, digital healthcare, focussing on development and evaluation of complex online clinical care pathways within sexual health & HIV medicine (SEQUENCEdigital & The ePrEP Clinic ), 2). Preventing transmission of STIs and reducing undiagnosed HIV by increasing effectiveness of partner notification strategies by developing tailored interventions for those at highest risk (, 3) HIV PrEP public health programmes, implementation, clinical service development, evaluation and monitoring. As part of i-sense (, her team is looking at online care pathways to link people using HIV home testing into NHS clinical care and prevention interventions, and application of near patient infectious disease diagnostics and online clinical care delivery in African community settings via the MRC Global Challenges funded m-Africa project.

Dr Harpreet Sood
Primary Care Doctor, NHS England 

Dr Sood is currently a NHS primary care doctor in London and a digital health expert. He has a portfolio of work advising early stage digital health companies, multinationals and VCs and is currently a Senior Advisor in Health Technology at Reckitt Benckiser. Dr Sood also sits on the board of Health Education England, a £4.5bn organisation training and developing 160,000 staff across the NHS, where his focus is on developing digital and data science skills for the workforce.

Dr Sood was formerly the first Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) at NHS England and prior to this Senior Fellow to the CEO of NHS England, where he advised senior NHS policymakers on NHS innovation and technology policy. As the Associate CCIO, he was involved in developing and implementing NHS England's digital health and data strategy, including co-founding and leading the NHS Digital Academy, one of the key initiatives from the strategy. Dr Sood also has international experience of working in the US where he co-founded a digital health startup in Boston and worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital. 

Dr Sood trained as a clinical doctor at King’s College London and Imperial College Business School and completed a Masters in Public Health (MPH) at Harvard University.

Savannah Fishel 
Policy and Engagement Officer, National Voices

Having previously worked in healthcare communications and political campaigning on social justice within and outside of parliament, Savannah analyses government policy and builds relationships with members and senior stakeholders to ensure National Voices' work reaches the widest influence. Her current focus is on inequity and inclusion in light of the healthcare sector's shift toward virtual and remote care.

Twitter: @sav_fishel

How the Q&A will work

  • It’s free to join and open to everyone
  • We’ll be taking questions in the Zoom chat, or you can submit questions in advance to 
  • The Q&A will run strictly to time, but we will try get to as many questions as possible in that time

Get involved 

If you have suggestions of topics you would like to explore in the future or questions you want answers, email them to

Instructions to join the virtual event

This event is hosted in a Zoom meeting by i-sense at UCL.

Please ensure that you are able to access Zoom on your device, this might require you to install the app.

Please note we are unable to offer technical support to participants.