Hector Smethurst

2016/17 Fellow

Hector founded Appt, a healthtech venture that uses behavioural economics to help patients manage their long-term conditions –and GPs to hit their NHS targets.

He was placed at St Paul’s Way Medical Centre during the 2016/17 programme where his experiments with SMS and ‘nudge’ approaches led him to develop Appt. He also worked on developing a social and economic regeneration strategy for a Barking and Dagenham social housing estate.

Before Year Here, Hector worked for Japanese investment bank Nomura and worked with local entrepreneurs in Kenya as part of the Balloon Ventures scheme.

Closing our Doors

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