About this event

  • Date and time Wed 24 Jun 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Digital Health

Debbie Wake will be speaking about how she has been combining NHS data with patient generated data and how it creates an enabling infrastructure to deliver truly patient-centred services.

Diabetes currently consumes almost 15% of the NHS budget, with 80% spent treating complications that are largely preventable. Patient self-management is key to preventing complications. As the international diabetes epidemic grows, and healthcare professional resources become more stretched, alternative approaches need to be developed to support self-management.

Digital technology can enable more efficient use of staff resources and enable peer support. Data capture and AI have the potential to support automated, yet highly personalised, support at scale. Dr Debbie Wake will discuss the evolution of MyDiabetesMyWay, a national, data-driven diabetes platform running across NHS Scotland, with proven clinical and cost-saving benefits, from an academic project to service. 

Chaired by Paul Wicks, neuropsychologist, independent consultant and member of RSM Digital Health Council, join us for this interactive webinar, with plenty of opportunities to pose your questions to Debbie. 

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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This meeting is a part of the Digital Health Section webinar series, The power of Patient Generated Data, that will be broadcast weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 12:00pm. This series will showcase digital health technologies used to collect data directly from patients that are available today and those in the research pipeline. If you would like to find out more about the series, please visit the Digital Health Section homepage.


Key speakers

Debbie Wake

Debbie Wake

CEO and Chief Medical Officer, MyWay Digital Health

Speaker's biography

Dr Debbie Wake is CEO/Co-Founder MyWay Digital Health (MWDH), Clinical Reader at the University of Edinburgh and NHS Diabetes Consultant (MBChB, BSc, PhD, Clin Ed Dip).


Debbie is a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion, a 2017/18 NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow and one of nine 2019 IUK Women in Innovation Award winners. She leads the national project on diabetes artificial intelligence and has led international diabetes education programmes in Kuwait and China. Previously, she was a health columnist for The Scotsman newspaper and TV doctor/presenter for STVs ‘The Hour’ programme. 


She co-founded MWDH, a spin out company from the University of Dundee, in 2017. MWDH is now employing its 25th employee and has won over £2.5m in project Innovation funding. MWDHs vision is to improve the lives of people with diabetes through low-cost data-driven solutions. Their flagship product; MyDiabetesMyWay (MDMW), improves health outcomes and saves costs (5:1 ROI) and has over 50,000 UK patients registrants. MDMW is the only self-management platform in the world to span an entire country (in Scotland) with increasing NHS England contracts, including a national NHSE Type 1 diabetes platform and an emerging Middle East and USA pipeline.


View the programme 24 June 2020

Welcome and Introduction

Dr Paul Wicks, Chair, Independent Consultant, Wicks Digital Health

Driving lifestyle behaviour change in diabetes and other chronic diseases -at scale

Dr Debbie Wake, CEO and Chief Medical Officer, MyWay Digital Health

Question and answer session
Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.