Our Story

About CardMedic

At CardMedic, we are on a mission to make patient communication in healthcare more accessible and become a movement for change. At our core is an ethos of improving patient safety, experience and quality of care, and reducing health inequalities.
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Our approach

Inclusive Communication

We believe in making healthcare information accessible for all.

So we built a digital "One Stop Communication Shop" to empower staff and patients to communicate across any barrier.

Now we want to become a movement for change.

CardMedic In Action
OUR INSPIRATION

The Human Element

CardMedic is an innovative and multi award-winning website and app designed to improve communication between healthcare staff and patients, across any barrier – whether that’s visual, hearing or cognitive impairment, a language barrier, or PPE (personal protective equipment). CardMedic encompasses an A-Z collection of digital flashcards accessible via smart phone, tablet or desktop. Written by clinical experts, simply and succinctly, CardMedic replicates conversations around common healthcare topics with simple questions and explanations to guide the clinical interaction.

Meet The Founders

Rachael Grimaldi
Tim Grimaldi

Our founders, Rachael and Tim, were inspired to create CardMedic after reading a news article about a critically ill Covid-19 survivor, terrified when unable to understand healthcare staff through the PPE barrier. This struck a chord. It highlighted the daily struggles and health inequalities faced by patients with communication challenges, over hundreds of years. Stuck abroad at the height of the pandemic and unable to return home to work on the frontline, CardMedic was established to ensure that every patient can be offered healthcare information in a format they understand.

Our Mission

Reduce Health Inequalities

Everyone has a right to understand healthcare information.

Offer Patient-Centred Care

Why do we do what we do? To better our patients' experiences. Simple.

Enhance Quality of Care

We want to empower staff and patients to overcome any communication barrier.

Improve Patient Safety

Our aim is to reduce critical incidents secondary to miscommunication.

Design Inclusive Communication

We are proud partners of Inclusive Fruit and Include - experts in inclusive content.

Become A Movement For Change

CardMedic Foundation actively seeks to contribute towards global health equality aligned with WHO Global Health Policy & UN Sustainable Development Goals.

FEATURED IN

Our Team

Rachael Grimaldi
Dr Rachael Grimaldi

CEO

Dave Nurse
Dave Nurse

CTO

Alex Grimaldi
Alex Grimaldi

CFO

Clara Courtauld
Clara Courtauld

CardMedic Foundation Lead

Tim Grimaldi
Tim Grimaldi

COO

Jim Gabriel
Jim Gabriel

Chairman

Helen Hughes
Helen Hughes

Clinical Governance

Mirella Lingwood
Mirella Lingwood

Account Manager

Gilly Nicol
Gilly Nicol

Account Manager

Ed Hutchison
Dr Ed Hutchison

Clinical Ambassador & Content Curator

Marianne Olaleye
Marianne Olaleye

Communications & Marketing Lead

Alix Lewer
Alix Lewer

Include.org Charity Partner

Scarlett Brandley
Dr Scarlett Brandley

Content Curator

Suga Roy
Dr Suga Roy

Content Curator

Michele Gaspar
Michele Gasper

EasyRead Project Manager

Nadia Iftikhar
Nadia Iftikhar

Speech & Language Therapist

Emma Shah
Emma Shah

Speech & Language Therapist

Fiona O'Neil
Fiona O'Neill

Speech & Language Therapist

James Dartnall
James Dartnall

Production & Inclusive Communications Lead

Verity Kett
Verity Kett

Sign Language Project Manager

Edward Richards
Edward Richards

Sign Language Lead

Tony Mcarthy
Tony McCarthy

Interpreter

PAULINA PEREZ-DUARTE MENDIOLA
Dr Paulina Perez-Duarte Mendiola

Translator & Content Curator

Improve patient care through better communication