Full Name
Dr Sam Patel
Job Title
Clinical eHealth Lead
NES Digital Services
Speaker Bio
Dr Sam Patel is a consultant respiratory physician with 25 years of frontline clinical experience. He has worked in both the Scottish and English healthcare systems, undertaken research and completed his doctorate in Cardiorespiratory Physiology at Glasgow University. A decade ago, he expanded his lifelong interest in technology to the health sector and led the Scottish Government commission: ‘Closing the Loop’, aimed at improving electronic communication between Primary and Secondary care. Since then, Sam has been closely involved in the electronic management of medicines both in hospitals and in the community. To overcome his impostor syndrome, he undertook his masters in Global eHealth at Edinburgh University, graduating in 2018. He is a founding fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics and is currently a Clinical eHealth Lead at NES Digital Services. His latest project is co-leading the work to deliver paperless digital prescribing in the community.
Dr Sam Patel