NCIMI Voices Podcast


Our podcast provides you with expert insights on the future of AI and healthcare. Join Dr Claire Bloomfield, CEO of NCIMI, and a range of experienced experts from across the UK to explore the opportunities for artificial intelligence in healthcare.

We work with innovating companies from the medi-tech industry, leading consultants and clinicians at NHS trusts across the UK, plus charities and patient groups to explore what AI could do to improve both diagnosis and treatment of a range of conditions.

Thank you to our funders, Innovate UK.

NCIMI Voices episode 6: AI and lung health – detecting lung nodules and beyond

In this episode, we celebrate the advances in algorithms for detecting early-stage lung cancer. Dr Claire Bloomfield is joined by Prof. Fergus Gleeson, and Optellum’s CEO Václav Potěšil who talks about the company’s recent FDA clearance in the US for Virtual Nodule Clinic to detect potentially cancerous nodules (small lesions) on lungs.

NCIMI Voices episode 5: Pivoting through 2020 with GE Healthcare 

2020 was a challenging year for the NCIMI team and its partners. In this podcast mini-series, CEO Claire Bloomfield talks to partners who have stepped up to the challenge during 2020 and continue to do so in 2021. In part two, Claire is joined by John Kalafut – Chief scientist for digital/informatics research at GE Healthcare. 

NCIMI Voices episode 4: Pivoting through 2020 with Perspectum 

This year has been a challenging one, and for the NCIMI team, it’s been no different. In this mini-series, CEO Claire Bloomfield talks to partners who have stepped up to the challenge during 2020. She is joined by one of NCIMI’s founding partners, Rajarshi Banerjee, known to all as Banjo. Banjo is CEO of Perspectum and consultant in cardiology and internal medicine.

NCIMI Voices episode 3: Data for discovery 

Using healthcare data to improve diagnosis and treatment of patients with a huge range of medical conditions is right at the heart of our mission. But what are the ethical and legal implications of using anonymous patient data to develop medical technology? We’ve been working closely with Future Care Capital (FCC) and Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP to undertake an analysis of the legal provisions and issues impacting research and commercial usage of healthcare data. On this episode of NCIMI Voices, Claire talks to Annemarie Naylor, Director of Policy and Strategy at FCC and to bring a patient perspective, we have Neil McClements who is CEO of the charity Haemochromatosis UK

NCIMI Voices episode 2: Windmills and walls: How AI is helping clinicians manage workflow during the Coronavirus Pandemic

In this episode of the NCIMI podcast, Claire shares how the NCIMI network is responding to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Claire is joined by Dr George Harston, Chief Medical Officer at Brainomix and Dr Kiruba Nagaratnam, consultant stroke physician and geriatrician, and clinical lead for stroke medicine at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

NCIMI Voices episode 1: Why AI & healthcare?

Join Claire Bloomfield, Fergus Gleeson and Jim Davies from the University of Oxford’s NCIMI consortium as they share their experiences of integrating AI into healthcare systems. Delivering effective AI imaging solutions into the NHS is a huge challenge, requiring high-quality data, evidence and wide-scale collaboration to refine, validate and monitor each new intervention.