Spark the difference

Igniting passion and possibilities in people, to bring humanity back into care

 

We uncover different, passionate perspectives

We connect people beyond traditional boundaries

We test ways of doing things differently


Founder's Story - Sam Meikle

My career in technology, policy, think-tanks and innovation units can best be described as varied, but one thing has remained constant - my love of uniting people around a seemingly impossible goal.

I find a palpable energy in bringing people with different skills and experiences together, igniting the shared passion for a common goal and harnessing the desire to create impact. The results can be functional, sometimes beautiful, and once or twice, they've been a game changer.

I started Spark the Difference as a way of bringing people together to share their stories and to receive support on this difficult journey ahead of us; bringing our healthcare system fully into the 21st century.


Biography details

Sam Meikle founded the social enterprise, Spark the Difference, to ignite passion and possibilities in healthcare. Building on a decade's experience working at the intersection of technology delivery and people who use the technology, Sam now brings bright ideas, people and opportunities together to propel positive change in healthcare.

Sam shares her learning of bringing people and bright ideas together by speaking at local, national and international events. She was a member of the Mayor's Digital City Health bid to Bloomberg Philanthropies in 2014 and a member of the UK health delegation to the USA in 2013. She is also a Governor of HANDI Health, a membership organisation using the power of digital technology to transform the delivery of healthcare.

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