The company behind the Dr Now and Now GP apps is launching a new digital health platform for free to all NHS patients with chronic care conditions.
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
The Now NHS service 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.
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.”