Sebastian Yuen

Sebastian is a consultant paediatrician with a passion for improving quality, inter-professional education and harnessing the potential for technology to enable better self-care.

As a Fellow with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, Sebastian co-produced a Paediatric Early Warning Score that reduced “crash calls” in The Royal Free Hospital from one a month to one in nine months. He also started the Walsall Paediatric Asthma Pathway, which was selected for the King’s Fund Patient and Family-Centred Care Programme and won the Patient Safety and Care Award (Respiratory Care) for the Discharge of Children with Asthma (2014).

Sebastian is an active member of many networks and co-founded The Running Horse Group which effectively campaigned for wider adoption of QI in child health and whose members have helped develop the RCPCH QI Training Programme. He is a Chapter Leader of Health 2.0 Birmingham – a pioneering project connecting clinicians, patients and developers and in helping to find new solutions to some of the NHS’s most challenging problems.

Sebastian joined the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust in Nuneaton because he believes the future of healthcare will be closer to home, integrated and supported by technology. His current role is to help implement a new 24/7, consultant-delivered, integrated healthcare service with no in-patient ward.

Even outside the workplace Sebastian is a digital health enthusiast and has used a FitBit wearable device to help him lose 24% of his weight in just eight months. He is now testing Babylon (Doctor on a SmartPhone) in his hospital.