Episode 31

Published on:

29th Oct 2020

An insider's guide to Covid-19 with Dr. Sam Shah

This episode of Old Fox Young Fox features Dr. Sam Shah, a Global Digital Health Advisor and former Director of NHSX. We summarise what we know about Covid-19 so far and take a long, hard look at good, the bad and the ugly of the state of healthcare in the UK and globally.

As we enter into a second northern hemisphere winter living with Covid-19 and all the concerns that brings, what have we learned about the virus and how to prevent it? Is our public healthcare service up to the task and are our Government helping or hindering the delivery of healthcare to those who need it most?

Dr. Shah is outspoken, incredibly knowledgable and is passionate about the need for equal access to healthcare as a basic human right. He raises serious questions about the state of our Government and the former Management Consultants now lining the upper echelons of many public service departments.

This is an episode not to be missed and one that echoes the experiences of many countries during this pandemic and during this current experiment in Populism in many nations.

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Old Fox Young Fox is an intergenerational conversation between Jeremy Woolwich and Oliver Happy, one that explores the impacts of a rapidly changing world.

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About our guest:

Dr. Sam Shah is a Global Digital Health Advisor whose interests span digital health, clinical leadership and public health. He works with both private and public organisations such as the UK's NHS (National Health Service). He is a founder of the Faculty of Future Medicine at Ulster University. Sam was previously Director of Digital Development for NHS England and NHSX, where he was responsible for digitisation programmes including a flagship project to digitise urgent care in the NHS. Sam lives and works in South East England and is a practicing clinician to this day.


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Old Fox Young Fox
A show that explores the impacts of a rapidly changing world.
Old Fox Young Fox is an intergenerational conversation where hosts Jeremy Woolwich and Oliver Happy talk through themes impacting our lives, viewed through the lense of different generations and guided by acknowledged experts.

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Oliver Happy

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Ollie works in tech and enjoys building things. He hosts indie podcasts Old Fox Young Fox, Problem Busters and Gone Workabout. He's a Kiwi, he eats a lot and loves sharing good ideas. He is determined to leave the world in a better state than he found it.

Jeremy Woolwich

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Jeremy Woolwich is a marketing, communications and strategy consultant with over 30 years of experience. His practice Independent Perspective Ltd. helps companies both global and local, tackle common challenges, plan for change and evolve. Jeremy is our Old Fox and is damn good at it. However the world has changed since Jeremy cut his teeth in business and as the speed of change gathers pace, he is intrigued by the new and emerging trends that are shaking the foundations of how business get things done and the challenges they present to individuals, management teams and the wider community. Jeremy reads widely and enjoys developing strong, educated opinions on things that matter.