screenshots of new Now NHS mobile app

Now Healthcare Group to Launch Ground-Breaking “Now NHS” Platform

The company behind the Dr Now and Now GP apps is launching a new digital health platform, but this time it’s FREE to all NHS patients with chronic care conditions.


Now Healthcare Group (NHG) is delighted to announce the forthcoming launch of a new ground-breaking primary healthcare and pharmacy platform; Now NHS.

By working with qualifying NHS CCGs, surgeries and practices, Now NHS will be able to deliver more convenient and accessible healthcare to over 15,000,000 patients with chronic care conditions, completely free of charge 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.

screenshots of new Now NHS mobile app

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.

The Now NHS service offers unrivalled benefits to both the health service and individual patients. It ensures the cost-efficient and effective use of NHS urgent care services, lowers the number of face-to-face consultations and reduces 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, said:

“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.”

The Now NHS team will be at the upcoming NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo on 11/12 September at Manchester Central. Free pilot schemes for the service are currently being accepted, with spaces limited due to extraordinary demand. To find out more, CCGs, surgeries and practices are encouraged to visit Now NHS at Expo stand 79 or contact us on nhs@nowhealthcaregroup.com.

 

 

Quotes from our existing Now NHS partners:

“We are excited to be the first trailblazer site for working in partnership with Now Healthcare Group to create additional GP capacity for our patients. As a GP and Federation Chair we fully support innovation and it is great to see what can be achieved when the NHS and the independent sector combine forces to improve patients’ lives – we’re proud to be a part of it.”
Dr D. Jawahar, Manor Park Medical Practice and Chair of Millennium Federation Leicester City

“I am excited by the potential of this new system and hope to be able to demonstrate the value that can be added to the system to support general practice.”
Dr P. Rose, Crossroads Surgery, Rainhill

 

 

About Now Healthcare Group

NHG has been a supplier to the NHS for the past two years, processing and dispensing more than 100,000 repeat prescription items. The provider’s existing Now GP app is currently available from the NHS Digital Apps Library, and can be downloaded here: https://apps.beta.nhs.uk/nowgp/

NHG is Europe’s largest supplier of telehealth services and currently covers over three million people through partnerships with Cigna, Thomas Cook (internationally) and the Schools Advisory Service. Through these partnerships, NHG works with clients including Apple (Europe), IBM and Standard Life.

In summer 2017, Now Healthcare Group became the first digital health provider in its field to be found by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to be providing services that were safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, with no areas to improve upon.

NHG anticipates that, through new contracts due to be announced shortly, its audience will be well over 20 million people by the end of 2017. NHG has also been featured in a number of publications and media outlets, including Forbes, BBC, ITV, The Guardian, The Times, USA Today and CNBC.

For more information on the industry-changing NHG products, contact Founder Lee Dentith at lee.dentith@nowhealthcaregroup.com. Lee is available for all media enquiries including phone/TV/radio and email interviews.