Dr Owain Rhys Hughes, Cinapsis: helping the NHS provide better and faster care to patients

Dr Owain Rhys Hughes is the Founder and CEO of Cinapsis.

After years of working in the NHS, Owain saw an acute problem with how the system worked. There was a large disconnect between primary care and specialist care. This led to many patients being referred when it wasn’t needed, adding to the NHS workload and taking weeks for patients to be seen.

So Owain left the NHS to build Cinapsis. Their technology plugs the gap between GP’s and specialists, giving GP’s instant access to their specialist colleagues to get the advice and support they need. This has massively reduced wait time for patients, helped patients get faster diagnosis and treatment, and cut down the workload for the NHS.  

A massive win-win for everyone.


01.37: Deciding on a career in medicine

03.50: Owain’s honest opinion on the current state of the NHS

07.03: The issues with how GP’s refer patients to clinics

14.29: What is Cinapsis and how it’s improving things for patients, medical professionals and the NHS

18.04: How do you become an approved NHS supplier?

22.47: Covid accelerated the adoption of Cinapsis

29.49: How hard was it for Owain to leave his career in medicine and build Cinapsis?

33.49: Life as a surgeon vs life as a Founder

42.44: Owain’s views on remote, hybrid or office based.

Our Host:
Craig Turner. Founder of Confido Talent, a business that helps Tech For Good startups to scale their product, design and engineering teams.
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Our Guest:

Dr Owain Rhys hughes, Founder and CEO of Cinapsis.
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