Board of Directors

Dr James Whitticase


Dr James Whitticase

Prior to becoming Chairman, James served as CEO of OBS Medical from February 2015 to August 2017. After a successful hospital career and going on to become a general practitioner, he founded several companies including a 250-person primary care provider, a 35 practice primary care commissioning company, and an offender health provider company. In November 2012 his company and its parent were successfully sold to Care UK and post-sale, James assumed the role of national medical director, responsible for the safety, assurance and governance of 12 hospitals, 22 prisons, 14 GP practices, 12 walk-in centres and a quarter of the UK’s 111 emergency services. At various times in his career he has served as a consultant and advisor to international healthcare organizations including, but not limited to, Humana, Aetna, the International Diabetic Center (a WHO collaborating center) and Marie Stopes International.

Simon Didcote

Executive Director

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Simon joined OBS in 2004 and has been central to the development of the Visensia software. His major responsibilities have included assuring that all software is developed in accordance with ISO 13485, is scalable horizontally into Cloud-based systems and utilizes the latest data sets available to the Company. Prior to joining the Company he worked with Nokia and certain predecessors to develop the world’s first smartphone operating system. He is fluent in multiple operating systems and has developed many of the Company’s interfaces with various monitoring instruments worldwide.