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.
Please see below for information about further ways to get involved! You can also stay in touch by signing up here.
We are hosting two focus groups on Tuesday 12th December 2017 at the DeepMind offices in London. The focus groups will look at how we can work better with patients and get to know their thoughts on key areas of our work.
The focus groups are open to anyone who self-defines as a patient or carer. To make sure we take account of a range of perspectives, we’d ideally like to involve people who have not already participated in one of our workshops.
We are offering two sessions:
- A morning session which will start at 10am and finish at around 1pm.
- An afternoon session which will start at 1pm and finish at approximately 4pm.
Both groups will have chance to talk over lunch from around 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Of course, we will also provide suitable refreshments during the sessions.
We will reimburse reasonable travel expenses on the day through a monetary gift card, though we’ll need receipts to do this, so please bring them with you. We also offer a £100 gift card in recognition of participation.
The application form to take part in the two events in December has now closed. Thank you to all of those who expressed an interest - we'll be in touch shortly.
If you are unable to attend the events advertised, please register your interest to be part of the discussion in the future! 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.
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