Our Story

Dr Sandeep Bansal (MBBS, PgDip)

Founder and CEO Medic Creations

Our mission

Medic Bleep are passionate about providing healthcare organisations with a 21st century, IG compliant and real-time communication solution. To enable doctors, nurses and the wider team to communicate and collaborate more effectively, accelerating productivity, reducing costs, and improving patient outcomes.

Our story

Medic Creations is a healthcare technology company founded in 2014 by Dr Sandeep Bansal and is backed by a dedicated team of 25 talented individuals and specialist advisors. The company’s core product is Medic Bleep: a simple, secure and innovative patient focused solution to the communication challenges that healthcare professionals and the wider team in the NHS face while going about their everyday work.

Dr Sandeep Bansal (MBBS, PgDip)

Founder and CEO Medic Creations

Dr Bansal graduated from Imperial College London with a PgDip in Paediatrics and Child Health. In 2013 he started his General Practitioner training at Oxford Deanery where he was also Trainee Lead, representing Oxford Deanery for the Associates in Training (AiT) committee in their quarterly meetings at Royal College of General Practitioners.

Dr Bansal found the outdated and inefficient use of pager, fax and telephone frustrating and the workaround of using unsecure text messaging platforms unsatisfying. From his experience and feedback from peers, Dr Bansal raised the concerns of poor Information Governance (IG) compliance around sharing patient data using unsecure messaging platforms at AiT meetings. With the AiT board’s response of their inability to offer an alternative solution, Dr Bansal carried out a survey to understand the extent of the problem in 2014. The survey for his 180 colleagues went viral and he received 2050 responses confirming the poor IG compliance practice, predominantly around the use of WhatsApp. In 2014 he set up Medic Creations and created the innovative app Medic Bleep to enable secure and reliable clinical communication for primary, secondary, tertiary and social care.

Medic Creations has been listed by the Journal of mHealth as one of the Top 100 Global Digital Health companies. Medic Creations was also selected for the ALPHA program of Web Summit 2015.

Our Team

Management Team

Dr Ashok Bansal (Investor and Advisor)

Ash is a surgeon by background. He has 14 years experience in owning and operating care, nursing and EMI homes in the South Wales region.
From 2004 and 33 beds to a peak of 420 beds and a turnover of £15 mil. During that time he has taken on failing nursing homes and transformed them into fully operational and clinically excellent in quality, award winning and unparalleled reputation with CSSIW. He often advises other care home operators in managing their challenges. His background as a clinician and deep expertise in social care makes him well placed to understand how technology can enable the CQC’s, NHS’s and Department of Health’s vision of joined up care across various settings. He is seed investor in Medic Creations and Chair of the Board.
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Anil Agarwal (COO)

Anil has over 30 years of start-up CEO/COO success. He is well versed with business modelling, P&L management, developing solutions
/ new business lines, service-delivery, investment decisions, key strategies and building organizations through organic / in-organic route.

He has previously grown teams from 100 to 500 strong within 1 year time span. Has helped start-ups like Receivable Management Services (RMS) obtain successful exits to the likes of Citi Group for $180 million.

Anil is a Mechanical Engineer from Jadavpur University, India.
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Matt Shakesheff (General Counsel and Company Secretary)

Having graduated in Economics and later converting to Law, Matt is a qualified solicitor and recently a director and Head of Corporate for
one of the largest law firms in the country.

With this Matt brings a wealth of experience of board rooms, balance sheets and corporate finance, all well placed to take Medic Creations to the next level.
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Siraj Salim (Head of User Experience)

Siraj has over 14 years of experience in creating Digital experiences across web, tablet, mobile and native apps and possess a concrete
understanding of technology ranging from UX down to software development.

He has worked with various high profile clients like Sony, BBH, HTC, NHS and delivered award-winning experiences. Highly skilled in product conception and strategy, I possess the rare talent of designing creative experiences balanced with solid execution and strategy.
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Anita Patel (Health Economist)

Honorary professor at Queen Mary University with 25 years of Health economics experience.

Track record includes co-writing >140 collaborative bids and being co-applicant/co-investigator (as lead or sole economist) on >£50 million of successful competitive research funding (2006-2017), from the National Institute for Health Research, European Commission, Medical Research Council, Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, King’s Fund, industry and charities; plus key economics-related roles in securing and/or delivering a further £17 million of research
o Lead health economist on various ongoing studies e.g. a NIHR-funded programme grant into sedentary behaviour after stroke (‘Recreate’ led by Prof Anne Forster) and a Stroke Association-commissioned study on the current and future costs of stroke
o Member of the Royal College of Physicians Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party (ICSWP) (2014-) and the European Stroke Organisation Health Economics Working Group (2017-)
o Member of the Stroke Association Research Awards Panel (2014-) and peer reviewer for other national/international research funders and journals
o Member of the UK Health Economists Study Group (HESG) and International Health Economics Association (iHEA)
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Adam Kamruddin (Director of Sales)

Adam Kamruddin is a sales leader and new business sales professional with a consistent track record over 20+ years for shaping and winning business,
developing teams and growing market share. He has worked for SME’s through to large Systems Integrators, particularly those undergoing rapid organisational change, in a variety of sales leadership roles. His experience spans ICT infrastructure, business applications, managed services and outsourcing and he has worked with clients in the Finance, Professional Services, Government and Healthcare sectors. Within the Healthcare sector specifically, Adam has been accountable for developing key relationships with government agencies, NHS providers and commissioners and the independent sector, and for growing business in areas such as unified communications and cyber security, IT outsourcing, application development, hospital benchmarking and analytics, decision support, clinical coding and clinical information systems.
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Rahul Menon (Research and Content Lead)

Rahul is a Foundation Doctor at St Thomas’ Hospital and a recent graduate from Imperial College London. He has a passion for technology and innovation
in healthcare and has been involved with several projects and start-ups throughout medical school. He enjoys working with diverse stakeholders in healthcare and helped lead Imperial College London’s first Health Hackathon as well as a National MedTech Conference. At Medic Creations, Rahul has helped design and write peer-reviewed research papers as well as working with business and marketing teams. Channelling his interests in mental health and technology, he is also working to build his own start-up. Rahul is excited to work in diverse business and clinical backgrounds with a key emphasis on health technology and clinical research.
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Meenakshi Jhala (Research and Marketing Associate)

Meenakshi is a fourth-year medical student at St. George’s University of London, currently intercalating in Neuroscience and Psychiatry.
She has a keen interest in Medical Education and encouraging students to get involved with research to become well-rounded clinicians. Alongside being published in the BMC Medical Education Journal, Meenakshi is in the process of examining the impact of asynchronous communication platforms on the healthcare system, after having completed an internship on the project.

Being a Clinical Skills Tutor and an Anatomy Demonstrator, Meenakshi actively looks to help students out, and having also been on the committees of the Henry Gray Anatomical Society and OSCE Society, she has assisted many students in their academic progress of medical school. Moreover, she is an NHS Health Education Ambassador and has also attended events, via St. George’s University of London, to increase applications and widen participation for health care associated courses.

In her spare time, Meenakshi enjoys designing and creating content, and has been Head of Publicity in the committee for a charity show, for two consecutive years.
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John Hamelink (Head of Engineering)

Since writing his first application at the age of 12, John hasn't stopped building things. Having worked in agency settings as well as in startups
and in the open source community for the majority of his career, John's presence marries engineering excellence with a fanatical obsession for quality and user experience.
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Development Team

James Reid (Lead DevOps Engineer)

James started his career as system adminstrator before gaining AWS certification and diving into DevOps.
James has an eye for small details and obssesses over metrics and uptimes. He takes inspiration from avionics for ideas on fault tolerance and process.
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Gustavo Parreira (Engineer)

Mobile App Developer. Started on the path of software development with the help of his dad.
He is very passionate about tech in general, and is an avid supporter of open-source development. Also very interested in rising XR technologies
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Daniel Nacenta (Engineer)

Front-end developer and enthusiast of app development. Since fixing his first computer, Daniel knew the keyboard was on his path.
He has several years of experience working for startups, building their products with passion and dedication.
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NEDs & Advisors

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh

One of the UK’s leading medics, Sir Bruce has joined us after leaving his position as NHS England’s National Medical Director where hewas responsible
for clinical leadership, quality and innovation for the last 10 years.

Before this he enjoyed a distinguished career in surgery, working as a consultant cardiac surgeon at University Hospitals Birmingham before becoming Director of Surgery at the Heart Hospital and Professor of Cardiac Surgery at University College London.
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Kevin McDonnell

Kevin has 20 years’ experience building and scaling global healthcare technology, digital health and healthcare businesses. A former CEO
, Kevin has a track record of funding, building, scaling and exiting digital health, technology and healthcare businesses in the UK and globally.

Kevin has a substantial track record of developing businesses and helping board and leadership teams build and scale their companies to bring world class ideas to market, accelerate growth, innovate and achieve significant results. He works with digital health and healthcare technology start-ups, scale-ups, corporates and investors, undertaking consulting engagements to address specific challenges and providing longer term support as chairman, non-executive director or board advisor.
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Robin Stern

Robin has been CEO of IT supplier and consultancy organisations in health and social care and worked at Trust Board level in the NHS.
He ran sales and marketing for a major IT supplier to the NHS and developed one of the first benefits-related contracts that assured customers of added value. In the NHS, Robin has led national health and care change programmes enabled by technology (Summary Care Record, Integrated Health & Social Care Record, Electronic Single Assessment Process and Health Screening Programmes). He has also run a large acute NHS unit and was Executive Director of Information & Clinical Effectiveness for a large Trust.
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Anoop Maini

Anoop is a social reformer with a long-standing interest in social impact. He wrote the first plan for the Precision Medicine Catapult,
a government initiative to transform medicine, and its economics using BigData, diagnostics and the latest science to more accurately diagnose and treat patients. He also worked with cities to design a ‘learning city’ blueprint to catalyse bottom-up change in local health & care systems.

Prior to this Anoop was Senior Policy Advisor to Monitor, where he led the system-wide innovation programme, which paved the way to the NHS Five-Year Forward View. He was founding Director of Indigo Health, a health solutions consultancy where he worked with more than 100 companies, international and NHS organisations, government bodies and clinical innovators in implementing novel models of health delivery and commissioning.

Previously Anoop was Commercial Director of an innovative international media company, and in financial services he worked at Goldman Sachs and has been Strategy Advisor to the FairBanking Foundation.
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Shafi Ahmed

Professor Shafi Ahmed is a multi award winning surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator and entrepreneur. He is a faculty at Singularity University, US.

He is a laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgeon at The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals and has been awarded the accolade of the most watched surgeon in human history. He was awarded the Silver Scalpel award and he is currently serving as an elected member of council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

In 2018 he was shortlisted by MP’s for the Future NHS award for NHS70. He is one of the top 20 global influencers in Digital Health and Virtual Reality and has a large social media following.

Shafi made world headline news in 2014 by streaming a live operation using Google Glass to 14,000 students and trainees across 132 countries. On April 14th, 2016 he performed the world’s first virtual reality operation which was watched by 55,000 people in 140 countries, and reached 4.6 million on Twitter. In December 2016 he used the Snapchat spectacles to records and teach surgery across the globe which has had over 100 000 downloads and viewed by over 2 million people and reached 54 million people on Twitter.
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Rakesh Biyani

Rakesh Biyani is a Joint Managing Director of Future Retail Limited. He has been associated with the company for over 20 years.

In his executive role as the Joint Managing Director, Rakesh Biyani leads the management and expansion of the company’s flagship formats, Central, Big Bazaar and Food Bazaar. Rakesh is actively involved in Category Management, Retail stores operations and Information Technology.

Rakesh has done an Advanced Management Program course from Harvard and is a commerce graduate from HR College, Bombay.
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Dr Yat Li (Clinical Advisor)

Yat is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine and has worked in the NHS for over 15
years and has a worth of experience in training, patient safety, risk assessment and management.

He was a past committee member of Society of Computing and Technology in Anaesthesia and co-organised the 2016 annual scientific meeting.

His clinical IT interests are in disruptive technology, mHealth, clinical informatics and decision support; and he has provided his expertise in IT procurement, application and development.

He is passionate about the role of technology in improving access and delivery of healthcare to increase clinical effectiveness, efficiency and most importantly patient care.
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