The law firm Bevan Brittan LLP has formed a strategic partnership with One HealthTech Bristol, the volunteer-led grassroots community that supports and promotes women and other under-represented groups to be future leaders in digital health and innovation.

One HealthTech provides communities with the platform to build a local, inclusive and diverse health tech community, in the UK and internationally. In the UK, there are hubs in Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cumbria, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Oxford and Reading. Each hub hosts a range of accessible and friendly events, and activities are held to encourage transformative healthcare practices, and to share knowledge and opportunities.

A key campaign aim is for better inclusion for people of all backgrounds, skill sets and disciplines within health tech organisations and businesses.

Jodie Sinclair, partner and head of digital health at Bevan Brittan, said:

“Building technology knowledge and sharing of skills across the heath tech space - in the form of devices, medicines, life sciences, digital applications, procedures and systems - are increasingly important in addressing growing and complex health needs, improving the quality of people’s lives and enabling the workforce to deliver high quality care.

“One HealthTech are pioneering innovative ways for communities to develop and share knowledge, and to ensure that diverse ideas and thinking are encouraged in a truly inclusive environment. We look forward to working closely with One HealthTech Bristol, and collaborating and supporting a range of events and initiatives.”

Helen Viatge, co-hub lead at One HealthTech Bristol, said:

"We believe innovation in health tech should be accessible to everyone, and in the power of human networks and communities to drive change, so that technology can positively impact all.

“We are therefore delighted that Bevan Brittan, which has a strong legal reputation in both the public and private health sectors, has become an active supporter of our community.”