Great to be shortlisted for Healthcare Technology of the Year at the National Technology Awards 2019.
With patients finding it increasingly difficult to get access to the GP, their health deteriorates as appointments can often take 3 weeks to materialise. Trips to walk-in centres or A&E often result in many hours being lost and are a major financial burden to the NHS.
Patients become frustrated, the healthcare system becomes congested, stress is felt by all and satisfaction rates plummet.
Digital health offers patients a new and convenient route to care. Systems operate 24/7 and patients receive immediate access to a digital consultation whenever it suits them. At I-GP we are fully compliant with CQC regulation and have developed a Platform which allows patients free triage but also a prescription where necessary in under an hour from a pharmacy of their choosing. For the clinician, it is a streamlined encounter, reducing clinical risk and providing patients with extensive information on their condition to promote self-care and reduce the need for follow up visits.
The patients receive the treatment they need in a fast manner but also at a 65% cost saving for the NHS to the traditional face to face encounter. Doctors save time and energy which can be directed to more complex cases.
The Rt Hon Matt Hancock has publicly stated his desire to bring the best technology from around the world to the UK, but with great companies like the 8 shortlisted for this award not yet mainstream within the NHS, maybe he only needs to look closer to home to find cost-saving solutions which improve the patient experience of care.