28 November 2023
femtech lab announce a great new mentor
Kaleidoscope’s Managing Director, Amy Ford, has been announced as the latest femtech lab mentor. Amy is excited to engage in the dynamic world of femtech and looks forward to collaborating with the trailblazing companies who are developing innovative products. Amy is eager to get started to support these femtech companies and their groundbreaking initiatives.
Find out more about femtech lab and their great work supporting women’s health and wellness here.
16 November 2023
What does our MD love best? Data governance or her dog?
Listen to our Managing Director, Amy Ford, on the latest edition of the Medico Digital podcast, The Healthcare Leaders Podcast. Amy talks with clarity about her work and career, the importance of data protection in health, working with pharma and health-tech clients as they navigate EEA and UK compliance, the increasing (and beneficial) role of AI, balancing the use of synthetic data with real data and how both have a role to play, the importance of data sharing so that the NHS can benefit from innovation in direct care and in early detection/intervention. It is a great 30-minute listen.
29 September 2023
New Clinical Digital Health Solutions Framework
The announcement of the Clinical Digital Health Solutions Framework for software related services provides a perfect opportunity for new and existing companies to bring to fruition their ideas for driving forward the digital health landscape. The value of the Framework – at an estimated £2 billion – will provide for the needs of digital workplace solutions.
The scope of the Framework covers: electronic patient record systems including PAS, acute, mental, community, ambulance EPRs, pathology systems solutions, radiology systems solutions, pharmacy systems solutions, patient support systems solutions, and specialist system solutions.
There is an increasing requirement for health software and system developers and manufacturers to comply with Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) requirements before deploying into the NHS. This includes the range of services covered in the Framework. The Clinical Digital Health Solutions Framework aligns perfectly with the working strategies and extensive experience of Kaleidoscope Consultants, principally within the scope of data privacy in health tech and life sciences and Clinical Safety Standards, DCB0129 and DCB0160.
Kaleidoscope Consultants Limited are committed to delivering services designed to safeguard health data, and enhance clinical safety, by ensuring the highest standards of compliance against clinical safety and data protection regulations and laws. We assist companies in their development of health IT devices to prepare for their entry into the UK market which requires compliance with the requirements of the stringent DTAC. Get in touch today via this link and speak to one of our team to find out how we can best support you with your data protection, clinical safety and DTAC requirements.
17 July 2023
EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework
The European Commission adopted an adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework on 10 July 2023. This means that the United States ensures an adequate level of protection for transfers of personal data to safely flow from the EU to the US for businesses that are registered and certified under the new EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. Kaleidoscope are working with our clients to self-certify to the Framework and provide practical support to ensure that the business can meet the requirements of the self-certification. You can find out more here. And please read our short blog on the DPF including the history of U.S. adequacy, the principles and the eight steps to self-certify. Available here.
12 July 2023
We want to congratulate our Head of Clinical Safety, Dr Mark Dornan, PhD on winning the Marcia Mackie Impact Award 2023. You can hear him being interviewed about the importance of the award here. Mark was presented with his award by the Chief Nursing Officer of England Dam Ruth May at a gala evening on 12 July 2023. Very well deserved – well done Mark!
3 April 2023
It is with great pleasure that we announce that David Stone, the founder of our company has decided to sell the business to our Amy Ford, our Managing Consultant, effective immediately.
Over the years, Kaleidoscope has been driven by David’s vision and leadership, and we are incredibly grateful for his dedication and hard work. As we move into this new phase of our business, we would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his unwavering commitment to Kaleidoscope and its success.
Kaleidoscope is excited to welcome our new owner, Amy Ford, who has been an integral part of our team for many years. Her deep understanding of Kaleidoscope and its operations make her the perfect candidate to take on this role, and we are confident that she will lead the company to even greater heights.
Kaleidoscope’s commitment to providing the highest level of service to our clients remains unchanged, and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead under our new ownership.