Patients are central to the work of DeepMind Health. Outcomes are better when patients and clinicians make decisions together, and we think this should apply to the way in which technology is developed too.
Our journey to date
We're proud to have worked with the late Rosamund Snow, patient editor of the British Medical Journal, who drafted our first formal patient and public involvement (PPI) strategy. This strategy outlines how patients should be involved throughout all our work. The recording of our first major patient summit in September 2016 is available on YouTube.
In July 2017, we held two workshops in London and Manchester, working with patients and carers to discuss the direction and possibilities of DeepMind Health. We also shared ideas and talked about issues that are relevant to long-term conditions, such as living with illness, improving wellbeing, and caring for others.
We asked for feedback on our plans for working with patients and the public. These plans covered how we inform and consult with people about our work in Healthcare. We also explored how patients and the public can get involved with DeepMind Health to develop and co-design new healthcare technologies.
We produced a Storify of the live Twitter feed from these events, and will be publishing the draft report and summary video soon.
Please see below for information about further ways to get involved! You can also contact us on email@example.com
Please register your interest if you'd like to participate in our upcoming patient and public events, and be part of the discussion! Details of these will be posted on this page.
If you'd like to participate in sessions with our technology design team, and give your feedback on the tools we should build, you can sign up here.
Please tell us why you want to participate and what you think you can contribute (in no more than 400 words). Any information you choose to provide to us shall be treated as confidential.
Your feedback is very important to our work at DeepMind Health. Even if you don’t attend a workshop, please do still let us know what you think - about this webpage, the recruitment process, or anything else you’d like to share with us.
If you would like to contact us, or have any difficulty signing up using the forms, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We recognise that there is media interest in our work. However, we focus our engagement events on patients and their experiences, so we politely ask media representatives not to apply to attend. If you are a journalist and would like to find out more about our health and patient engagement work, please email us at email@example.com
Do we reimburse costs for participation?
We reimburse reasonable travel costs for standard class travel to and from engagement events. We will always make sure that suitable refreshments will be provided, and please do tell us if you have specific requirements.
Further information regarding reimbursement will be posted alongside event details.
We were devastated to hear that Rosamund had died in February 2017.
When I heard the news about Rosamund, I was speechless. She had such passion, such strong principles. She cared so deeply about being inclusive and respectful of all people. We need so much more of that in this crazy world, not less. I learned a huge amount from my conversations with her, and we were all so proud and grateful to have her working with us. We will honour her vision and what she taught us.
– Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of DeepMind