Transforming Systems was one of five London-based companies to triumph at the first Mayor of London MedTech Business Awards on Monday 19 March.

The awards were part of the Mayor of London’s annual MedTech Conference, run by MedTech London, a business support initiative run by the South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA) in collaboration with MedCity, and funded by the Mayor of London.

Transforming Systems collected the award for ‘Partnership with the NHS’. The company’s Director of Business Development, Alistair Martin, is a Fellow on the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA). He is currently being supported by the NIA to scale Transforming System’s WaitLess innovation across England’s NHS. WaitLess is a free, patient-facing app which shows patients the fastest place to access urgent care services for minor emergencies.

Rajesh Agrawal, London’s Deputy Mayor for Business, said:

“London is proudly home to hundreds of the world’s most innovative medical tech companies. Not only do they provide high-skill jobs and boost our capital’s economy, they also develop lifesaving, creative products for patients the world over. We know that our health service is under more and more pressure, so innovation and fresh thinking like this is vital”.

Dr David Parry, CEO, SEHTA said:

“We are proud to have launched the 1st Mayor of London MedTech Business Awards. We had a record number of entries from London-based companies and the competition was intense demonstrating the excellence of small health technology companies in the capital. It’s a primary aim of SEHTA to help such companies access public and private sector markets with their innovative products and services”.

Sarah Haywood, CEO, MedCity, who was part of the judging panel said:

“These awards demonstrate the scale and range of MedTech companies in the capital, that form part of our world-leading life sciences sector. From Deontics’ AI clinical pathways system, to Echo’s prescription management app and Transforming Systems’ data-capturing platform; these young companies are already making a big impact on patient care. One thing that stood out to me is the collaborations across industry, academia, the NHS, and patients, which has made these the innovative, successful products they are.”

More information about the Mayor of London MedTech Business Awards is available here.

Find out more about NIA Fellow, Alistair Martin, and his innovation WaitLess, here.