ChangeNOW 2021


Bhavagaya Bakshi

C the Signs

Co-founder and CEO


Dr Bhavagaya Bakshi is an Obama Leader Europe Fellow, a General Practitioner within the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), and co-Founder & CEO of C the Signs: a clinical platform that uses artificial intelligence to identify patients at risk of cancer at the earliest and most survival stage of the disease. C the Signs is being used in over 1,000 GP practices and has so far been commissioned by 20% of NHS primary care. C the Signs has demonstrated a 30x improvement in cancer detection rates and a significant cost saving to the healthcare provider. Bhavagaya co-founded C the Signs after losing a patient to late stage cancer. Since then, she has dedicated herself to a single purpose: to reimagine a future where every patient survives cancer. Bhavagaya studied Medicine at King’s College London, before gaining a Bachelors in Management at Imperial College London and has worked as a General Practitioner for over 10 years. Bhavagaya has led on national health policy and served as Deputy IT Lead at the British Medical Association, driving the digital transformation of primary care while working with NHS Digital, NHS England and the Royal College of General Practitioners. She co-wrote the first Dynamic Purchasing System framework for the NHS, which outlined the governance and regulatory requirements needed to ensure the safety and efficacy of digital health systems used by healthcare organisations and patients. With technology being the fourth industrial revolution, she is a firm believer in improving representation across STEM, and has worked with the WISE Campaign and with Amazon to improve access and parity in STEM careers for women. In her spare time, she teaches healthcare entrepreneurship to medical students and continues in her work as an Obama Leader Europe Fellow, inspiring and empowering the future generation of leaders in civic engagement.


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