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AXA PPP Health Tech & you Press Notice Prestigious Judging Panel Announced for 'Health Tech & You' Awards

Judging to commence as Award entry process has closed for submissions. Leading industry figures from healthcare, design, technology and the media have been announced as judges for the inaugural AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards.

The AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards are designed to commend innovations in personal health technology. Award entries have been received from designers, developers, entrepreneurs, multinational technology companies and health organisations who have submitted their ideas and products; from wearable health technology to the management of long-term conditions.

To determine the shortlist and subsequent winners in each category, judges have been selected based on their leading expertise, and represent a wide breadth of sectors. The judging panel is split across the six Award categories, with one chair selected per category:

Keep Me Healthy
• CHAIR: Dr Rosemary Leonard, Media Medic and GP
• Kevin J. Dean, Managing Director, Smart Health Science Ltd and Director, Genomics England Limited
• Debbie Cook, Chief Executive, National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS)
• Dr Chris Tomkins, Head of Proactive Health, Health Services, AXA PPP healthcare
• Dan Phillips, Service Design, Royal College of Art and Imperial College
• Hazel Harper, Assisted Living Innovation Platform Leader, Innovate UK

Signs and Symptoms
• CHAIR: Dr Zahid Latif, Head of Healthcare, Innovate UK
• Dr Justin Whatling, Senior Director Strategic Consultant, Cerner
• Prof. Erika Denton, NCD Diagnostics, NHS England
• Dr Gary Bolger, Chief Medical Officer, AXA PPP healthcare
• Maja Kecman, Helix Centre (Healthcare Innovation Exchange), Imperial College London

Manage My Condition
• CHAIR: Dr Steven Iley, Medical Director Health Services, AXA PPP healthcare
• Justin Webb, Journalist/Presenter, BBC Radio 4's Today programme
• Barbara Harpham, National Director, Heart Research UK
• Clive Flashman, Global Healthcare Industry Strategist, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
• Maja Kecman, Helix Centre (Healthcare Innovation Exchange), Imperial College London
• Julie Bretland, Founder, Our Mobile Health

Most Innovative Provider
• CHAIR: Dr Martin McShane, Director NHS England
• John Cruikshank, independent strategic consultant in digital health and telehealth.
• Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive, British Heart Foundation
• Paul Priestman, co-founding director of PriestmanGoode and Global Creative Director of CSR Sifang
• Tim Giles, Strategic Accounts Director, Ascribe
• Adrian Byrne, IT Director, Southampton University Hospital

Best R&D Product
• CHAIR: Paul Priestman, Co-founding Director of PriestmanGoode and Global Creative Director of CSR Sifang
• Tom Wright, Chief Executive, Age UK
• Bryan Glick, Editor in Chief, Computer Weekly
• Tony Bowden, Partner, IT Health LLP
• Dr Yousef Habbab, Consultant Occupational Health Physician, AXA PPP healthcare

Fertility, Pregnancy, Birth, Early Years
• CHAIR: Rama Gheerawo, Deputy Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art
• Jackie Hall, Health at Hand Operations Manager, AXA PPP healthcare
• Iseult Roche, Medical Doctor & Borough Councillor
• Carly Donovan, Manager Digital Advisory (UK), Deloitte
• Alison Mlot, Innovate UK
• Rona McCandlish, Non-Executive Director, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

James Freeston, Marketing Director, AXA PPP healthcare, said: “We are delighted with the calibre of the experts who have agreed to judge the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards entries. Deciding which personal health technology innovations deserve to be crowned winners will be a challenging, exciting task and we look forward to learning who makes the finalists' shortlists and, ultimately, which innovations are chosen as the best in each category.”
The founders of the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards - AXA PPP healthcare, Design Museum, and 2020health - have joined forces to recognise, celebrate and showcase how health technology can change lives and society.

The Awards shortlists will be announced in the New Year. All shortlists and winners will be celebrated in a dedicated exhibition at the Design Museum in March 2015. This showcase will bring together the best submissions, and present them in an engaging and accessible way to give everyone an insight into this rapidly evolving field.

For further information, please contact:
Nick James: 0203 170 7563 /
Monica Gounaropoulos: 0203 170 5716 /
Hannah Mepham: 0203 170 5715 /

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Notes to Editors:

About AXA PPP healthcare
AXA PPP healthcare has been helping people to access healthcare services since 1940. Today it forms the UK healthcare arm of AXA and provides cover for medical and dental care for individuals and employers, and employee wellbeing, counselling, occupational health and rehabilitation services through its specialist Health Services division. AXA PPP healthcare has been providing healthcare cover to individuals and employers outside of the UK for over 40 years and in 2009 established a dedicated business unit, AXA PPP International, consolidating and bringing a greater focus to the growth and development of its international business. Today, AXA PPP International serves members in more than 80 countries around the globe. For more information please visit:

About the Design Museum
The Design Museum is the world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and design. The museum opened in 1989 and its work encompasses all elements of design, including fashion, product and graphic design. The museum has hosted exhibitions showcasing some of the most important pioneers of design including, Paul Smith, Zaha Hadid, Jonathan Ive, and Dieter Rams. The Design Museum plans to relocate from its current home at Shad Thames to the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington, West London. The project is expected to be completed by 2016. Leading designer John Pawson will convert the interior of the Commonwealth Institute building to create a new home for the Design Museum giving it three times more space in which to show a wider range of exhibitions, showcase its world class collection and extend its learning programme. For more information, please visit:

About 2020health
2020health is an independent, social enterprise think tank with a mission to ‘Make Health Personal’. Through research, evaluation, campaigning and building relationships we aim to enable improved individual and societal health and wellbeing. 2020health has been leading on health technology innovation for some years, with publications covering NHS IT, telehealth, use of technology by the US Veteran’s Health Administration and personal electronic healthcare records. 2020health research publications have covered alcohol, employment, the economy, school health and wellbeing, pricing of medicines, biotechology, NHS reform and fraud. 2020health believes public involvement in healthcare is essential for driving forward the changes required. Team members are regular commentators in the media.