Now Healthcare Group to launch “Now NHS” digital platform

Now Healthcare Group (NHG), the company behind the Dr Now and Now GP apps, is launching a new primary healthcare and pharmacy digital platform; Now NHS.

Aiming to deliver more convenient and accessible healthcare to over 15 million patients with chronic care conditions free of charge, Now NHS will work with qualifying CCGs, surgeries and practices nationwide via a new innovative "all-in-one” primary care mobile app and online service.

Features of the service include:

  • Remote video consultations with MRCGP-certified, NHS-trained GPs
  • Medical adherence platforms to help users manage their medicine usage
  • Repeat prescription services and free medicine delivery nationwide
  • In-app chat facility and triage service to connect worried patients to GPs and nurses

 

Now NHS is set to revolutionise the way that millions of people across the UK access care and medicines, providing an end-to-end healthcare solution to bring convenience and accessibility back to the industry.

The model is completely free to the patient and is scalable due to its technology and no estates requirement. It is aligned with the improved delivery of the five domains of the NHS framework and supports the NHS Five Year Forward View implementation.

It aims to ensure the cost-efficient and effective use of NHS urgent care services, lowering the number of face-to-face consultations and reducing dependence on acute urgent and emergency care in hospital, as well as the amount of avoidable time people spend in healthcare settings.

The new Now NHS service is set to launch in mid-September, backed by a heavyweight multi-format media campaign targeting specific chronic care patient groups.

CEO and Founder of Now Healthcare Group, Lee Dentith, commented: "We are incredibly proud to be introducing what is truly a game-changing platform for the healthcare industry. By providing revolutionary access to convenient healthcare and medicine delivery to over 15,000,000 individuals, Now NHS will empower people to manage their own healthcare through our industry-leading technology, whilst reducing the strain on our country’s increasingly overstretched CCGs, surgeries and GP practices.”

 
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