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A day in the life

Grace Simmons

Clinical Team Assistant
3 November 2021   |  
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In this series, we spotlight different people in our team and learn what a typical day at Healx is like for them.


“I grab a cup of coffee and open my laptop. I much prefer an early start than a late finish, so I use the first hour to check messages – we mainly use Slack at Healx – and organise my to-do list for the day.”


“My job varies a lot and every day is different. I work in the Clinical Team and our main responsibility is to design and deliver clinical trials to determine if the drugs identified by our AI technology are safe and effective in a particular rare disease.

Today, I’m focusing on coordinating our clinical contracts and writing up the minutes from yesterday’s monthly team meeting.”


“At lunchtime I’ll normally either take my dog out for a walk or squeeze in a workout, before having a bite to eat. Today it’s Buddy’s lucky day and I took him round the lake at Grafham Water. The weather was lovely and sunny. Having him around certainly makes working remotely a lot more fun!”


“I have a fortnightly project team meeting for our upcoming clinical trial, which is run by the Project Manager. Their role is to coordinate the study and work closely with our vendors. It’s a busy meeting which usually includes team members from pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory and health economics and market access. We all work together on the disease project, and,in this meeting, we discuss study status and planned actions.”


“I close my laptop and head off to an exercise class. I always like to shake off the day with some exercise. Then back in time to make dinner. Tonight I’m cooking up a stir fry with noodles, before nestling down for the night watching suits.“


We’re a diverse team of talented people working to revolutionise the way rare disease treatments are discovered and developed.

Our team has a broad range of expertise, experience, and perspectives but what unites us is our drive to make a positive difference to rare disease patients and their families.

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