About SchoolScreener® and Thomson Screening Solutions
Thomson Screening was formed by City, University of London to manage the ongoing development and global implementation of SchoolScreener® software. The company has also developed variants for Occupational Health under the name CityScreener®.
For Schools, especially schools without school nursing provision, the software enables the identification of those children who may need help with their eyesight or hearing. It's used by schools for educational purposes. It automates all of the associated administration, including communications to parents.
In the UK, this version of SchoolScreener® is in over 3,000 schools.
For Health Services the software manages and automates all requirements for region wide screening and healthcare programs. It's designed to comply with any local requirements and screening criteria. This may include the delivery screening without requiring the screener to have clinical knowledge. It automates in-school and region-wide, all associated processes for screening, Body Mass Index and immunization data management. Functionality includes administration, communications to parents, governance, management, clinical information and audit.
In the UK, this version of SchoolScreener® has been used to manage over 800,000 screenings by National Health Services in schools. They use it to automate processes region-wide, including pathway management and feedback from clinics about full clinical assessments.
Read more about Thomson Screening Solutions at the City, University of London website.
Professor David Thomson
Director of Product Development & Clinical Lead: Optometry
Professor Thomson has spent most of his professional life at City, University of London. He lectured in Clinical Optometry and Visual Perception before becoming Head of Department.
In the 1990's he recognised the potential of emerging computer and display technology for vision assessment and screening. He started to develop software to exploit the new technology. The first programme was launched in 1992. From these humble beginnings, his software is now used in thousands of clinics and schools worldwide. He started developing software for vision screening in schools over ten years ago. The current version reflects his years of experience in this field. He continues to lead the product development in the company while lecturing widely in the UK and overseas.
In November 2016, Professor Thomson was elected a Life Fellow of The College of Optometrists for his outstanding contribution to the profession.
Medical Director: Hearing
Sebastian is a Consultant in Paediatric Audiovestibular Medicine at UCLH (Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust).
He has an MSc in Audiovestibular Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians as well as the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health. Sebastian has a dual accreditation as a specialist in paediatrics and in audiovestibular medicine, the discipline specialised in hearing and balance problems. As chair of the paediatric section of the British Society of Audiology, he was a member of its council and a trustee of the Society. Also, Sebastian was a member of and held various positions in the British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians. Additionally, he is chair of the joint quality committee of the clinical commissioning groups in Northamptonshire, NHS Corby CCG and NHS Nene CCG. He's also a governing body member of NHS Corby CCG.
Chief Executive Officer
Michael was CEO of the Map of Medicine (UCL and The Royal Free Hospital), a clinical knowledge application used in UK hospitals and primary care. Also, he's Chairman of Virtual Tutor NurseEXCEL, clinical governance software for hospitals from City, University of London.
Michael's previous experience includes managing and investing in healthcare, global education services and information software businesses. He has an MSc and Sloan Fellowship from London Business School. He chaired the Commercial Board and is a member of the Enterprise Board at the University of Liverpool.
Chief Operating Officer
Marta brings operational and healthcare management experience to the team. Following her MA in English and Scandinavian Studies from ELTE University Budapest, Marta moved to the UK. There she went to City, University of London (now the Cass Business School) to complete her MBA.
She started her career in supply chain management for GE where she participated in the Change Acceleration Programme and was trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt. Her projects covered Eastern and Western Europe and Africa. After leaving GE, Marta set up her own supply chain consultancy. With a European client base, she later used her operational skills in healthcare related industries.
Since 2004, Marta has had a number of senior healthcare operational and programme management roles. These have been both in the NHS and the private sector. For 4 years she was a managing director of a private eye-care business in central London.
Dr Tim Cooke
Tim Cooke, our Non-Executive Chairman, has held senior positions in media, software and IT services companies, throughout his working life. He has a Chemistry MA and DPhil from Oxford University and an MTech from Brunel University.
An early employee of Logica, Tim held numerous senior management positions in the UK and overseas. He was later Managing Director of Oxford Molecular Group plc and floated this software based drug design and genomics company. Also, Tim floated Intelligent Environments plc, the London stock market’s first internet company. Additionally, he was a founder director of Anson Medical Plc, the medical device company.
Tim holds a portfolio of Non-Executive Chairmanships and Directorships and is currently Chairman of Six to Start Ltd and Clarinet Ltd. Finally, Tim is a Venture Partner to NESTA, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. As such, he's a leading investor in early stage technology companies.