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Get specialist support with the NHS Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC). We won’t just review your DTAC compliance FREE of charge, but we will also complete the missing elements for you. It all starts with a free 30 minute call to assess your DTAC readiness. Book yours today.

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Clinical Risk Management & Clinical Safety Officer Services

Meet the mandatory requirements for Health IT System Suppliers to the UK (DCB0129 and DCB0160). We cover all aspects of compliance including setting up your clinical safety management process, managing hazard logs, clinical incident logs and producing the documentation that your customers require. We can also offer a named Clinical Safety Officer for your company.

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Strategic & Commercial Partnerships

Become a market leader in your own right. Lean on our extensive health, care and industry networks, along with our knowledge of the NHS and digital health market to improve patient outcomes,  forge long-standing commercial and strategic relationships.

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Clinical & Regulatory Consulting

Speak to us about Quality Management and Standards (QMS) for the medical device, software as a medical device, IVD, medical technology and digital health sectors including ISO13485. We work with the very best members of the International Register of Certified Auditors.

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Information Governance

Whether you need consultancy support or simply want to outsource your Information Governance and Quality Management needs, we can help. We offer a range of services including DSP Toolkit Support, Data Protection, GDPR assessments, DPIA’s, ISO Standard Reviews and compliance assessments.

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Bid & Grant Writing Services

We’ll support you to identify, bid on, write, and win contracts across the health and social care sector. We specialise in supporting digital health and care companies utilise our networks and experience to help you win funding opportunities.

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Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

Pass first time with our super easy platform that guides you through a step-by-step process to achieve your Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus Certification. We’ll provide advice on what you need to do and our live chat puts you in touch with expert advisors when you need it, giving you the best chance of passing first time.

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Communications, Branding & Marketing

From website development, branding, product launches and social media, we have the expert skills to bring your NHS or health tech innovation to life. Our full service innovation agency means that you can reap the benefits of an experienced in-house marketing team without the overheads.

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Software & Product Development

Regardless of whether you’re in the concept and prototype stage, or are getting ready to take your product to market, get tailored support with all aspects of your innovation from a team of industry specialists including clinicians, developers and product managers.

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Data Security & Protection Toolkit

Our service is designed for organisations with limited or no experience with the DSPT requirements. After reviewing your existing organisational Data Security arrangements, we’ll provide you with guidance on how to ensure your application is compliant with the DSPT standards. We’ll also assist in the production of required documentation and completion of the online submission.

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Cyber Security Services

Is your organisation compliant with cyber security best practice? We’ll help your organisation to securely operate and combat the increasing cyber threats and avoid disruptions to your service. We’ll start with our security health check assessment to provide a comprehensive analysis of your current level of risk, and highlight gaps where you organisation is exposed.

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With a wealth of knowledge in health technology and trusted connections across the industry Lyndon can support your team with business development strategy and delivery whether you are a health technology start up, SME, or AHSN.He has played key roles in scaling businesses and can provide tactical and strategic support with a huge amount of energy and focus on solutions rather than problems. Lyndon’s extensive clinical and managerial background in primary, secondary, community and private health care are key in understanding and supporting the needs of health technology start ups when going to market.

CEO and Founder

Lyndon Johnson

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Adam is a specialist information governance lead and has worked extensively for NHS trusts, CCG’s, private healthcare providers and digital health technology companies. He has extensive knowledge of data protection and privacy law, information risk management, data flow mapping and is expert in the practical application of data protection impact assessments (DPIA) and information sharing agreements (ISA). He is an expert communicator and trusted advisor in the industry.

Director of Governance and Legal Affairs

Adam Spinks

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Hugh’s background is in neuroscience and cognitive sciences. He specialises in researching key opportunities and the right relationships for digital health technology start ups. He is passionate about digital health ecosystems and brings a fresh new perspective on getting your company in front of the right people.


Hugh Collard

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Noreen has over 20 years of experience in Information Governance and has worked in Government, Technology Companies and NHS Trusts providing data privacy management and expertise in training, policy and procedural documentation, compliance framework completion, completion of records of processing activities, completion of the NHS Digital Data Protection and Security Toolkit. Noreen is passionate about data privacy and the protection of an individual’s rights.

Information Governance Consultant

Noreen Doyle

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Shailesh has worked at VP Product level with responsibility for product strategy, design and delivery. He has worked at various levels of company maturity; building teams and processes from scratch through to managing more mature product and engineering teams. He has worked alongside customers ranging from national and regional health bodies to local clinical teams and app and device manufacturers. Given his clinical experience as an acute medical doctor in the NHS he is well placed to understand end user needs and communicate effectively with health service users and patients.

Director Of Clinical Risk & Product Management

Dr Shailesh Suri

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Gurpreet is an experienced communicator with specialist knowledge of the health-tech industry. Her early career started in the NHS where she led pioneering communications programmes for the primary, acute and social care sectors, before delivering a number of central Government funded programmes to improve information sharing practices and policy across the Department of Health, Department for Work and Pensions and the Home Office. As someone who is able to articulate a vision into reality, Gurpreet developed the brand and marketing function for the digital health records market leader.

Creative Director of Communications

Gurpreet Sarai

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With over 12 years experience in media and website development, Karl has supported many companies to increase their website traffic, resulting in improved brand exposure. Karl’s structural and design skills have supported him to systematically increase site traffic by implementing measurable industry techniques in SEO, indexing, design and ecommerce.

Web & Graphic Design

Karl Tidy

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Karen is a nurse by background and completed her training at the University of Stirling in 2007. She has since worked across both public and private hospitals, gaining extensive experience in the areas of risk management and clinical safety where she has also delivered training. With a specialist interest in primary care and asthma, Karen maintained her registration for general practice while at the same time, leading the deployment of new IT systems and training staff in digital health applications and technology used in the NHS

Clinical Safety Officer

Karen Whitton

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Justin has over 20 year’s experience in designing, planning and implementing data strategies in different industries across global markets. He has as a firm track record in leading the design and delivery of data and technology solutions and roadmaps with a pragmatic approach to strategically deliver on business objectives. Some of his previous engagements were at Cognizant as Associate Director, working on Enterprise Architecture and transformation, Balfour Beatty Group PLC global transformation, Linklater’s Enterprise Architecture, BAE, SunGard, HP, Microsoft and Oracle.

Director Enterprise Architecture & Programme Delivery

Justin James

Qian Huang

Passionately committed to delivering impact for society, Qian has spent her career helping organisations that deliver social value to solve complex operational challenges. She designs and delivers digitally-enabled operating models that address the needs of patients, citizens and organisations in the public and not-for-profit sectors. During the Ebola pandemic, Qian supported an international NGO to implement a lean process to manage volunteers from around the world. Prior to the Covid pandemic, she also lead on redesigning a UK-wide integrated health service for the Armed Forces. Since then, Qian has been actively supporting health and care organisations and her local community to adopt technology and advanced analytics to continue providing incredible essential services to their users.

Director of Analytics and Social Impact Lead

Qian Huang

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Karen has over 10 years of end-to-end experience in the fields of Accounting and Bookkeeping, with specialist knowledge of software including ERP, Xero, ZOHO and Quickbooks. Supported by her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management Accounting, Karen has handled the accounts of a variety of companies in industries such as manufacturing, e-commerce, food and beverage, real estate and events. In addition, Karen has vast experience in lead generation and prospecting using social media.

Business Administration & Development Lead

Karen Aritcheta

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    Client Testimonials

    8foldGovernance have been a great partner of patientMpower, assisting us primarily in information governance and clinical safety analysis and planning. Would highly recommend to any digital healthcare company looking to sell into the NHS.

    Eamonn Costello

    Patient M Power

    When we have a problem to solve or a complex issue to untangle around Information Governance, Adam is there to support us through it. Working with the 8fold Governance team has made our lives a lot easier and built capacity within our team

    Marc Singh Jones


    The team are pleasant, extremely knowledgeable, thorough, prompt in responding to queries and keen to help in any way they could. The work completed on our behalf definitely exceeded expectations.

    Michelle Whitham

    NHS Thanet CCG
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    Had the pleasure of working with Lyndon and the team at 8fold for a number of years. Super knowledgeable, insightful and an asset to any business looking to make the most of opportunities in digital health.

    Ryan Palmer

    The team at 8foldGovernance have been a great support with both information governance and commercial partnerships.

    Carl Hodler

    8foldGovernance have been a great partner of patientMpower, assisting us primarily in information governance and clinical safety analysis and planning. Would highly recommend to any digital healthcare company looking to sell into the NHS.

    Eamonn Costello

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    Highly professional, responsive and showing a genuine interest in our project with great results. Fantastic to have the 8fold on board.

    Timothy Rittman

    Trusted advisers with deep knowledge of the NHS. It is also fantastic to work with a team who share our values in creating positive social impact.

    ZhiQian Huang

    Great team with the right digital and security mindset. Always looking to go the extra mile and provide top quality services to their clients.

    Giannis Kostakis

    Integrated Support from Industry Partners


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    Leo CybSec unites a group of cyber security enthusiasts with 20+ years of expertise to help our clients realise and mitigate the cyber risks facing their business. Our multi-year experience allows us to understand our customers’ technology and needs in order to deliver fast, effective and high quality services.

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    For healthcare technology businesses trying to scale up in an evolving NHS health system, Quiddity Health help you to articulate your unique value to patients and providers by identifying and building collaborative relationships in the industry to amplify your message. Acess end-to-end business development through an experienced nationwide sales team and expert account managers to ensure growth and retention.

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    Co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Simulation for Digital Health (SimDH) is a free programme supporting health tech start-ups and SMEs to innovate, develop and deliver new products and services. SimDH utilises the academic knowledge within London South Bank University (LSBU) along with an experienced team of our industry partners.

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    Get integrated support to win NHS contracts from the experts. Health Bid are experts in NHS Grant and Bid Writing and have won millions of pounds for our clients. The team can help with the whole process – from developing a winning strategy, to writing your tender, and supporting your implementation. The team can provide unparalleled access to clinical, procurement and managerial networks.

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    Marketing Bubble is an independent marketing agency that provides outsourced marketing for the health, social care and digital health technology sectors, giving you all the benefits of a specialist in-house marketing team, but without the costs. 8fold has partnered with Marketing Bubble to ensure our clients benefit from integrated marketing support.


    European Device Solutions (EDS) has over 30 years experience working with a range of medical device clients from start-ups to global multi-nationals on a wide range of projects, from CE Marketing, Quality Assurance, Post-Brexit Solutions, and Unique Device Identified (UDI) Compliance solutions. As an integrated partner of 8fold Governance, EDS offers our clients access to industry leading Medical Device and Regulatory Services.