drfocused poll says NHS doctors have 30% of their time wasted

drfocused a mobile-based software to reduce the amount of time doctors have to spend on paperwork is now raising £300k to launch their software.

“Doctors spend a staggering 30% of their time on paperwork and on top of that, the software they use at work usually slows them down, rather than helping them to work faster – it’s an expensive problem and it frustrates hard-working clinicians” states co-founder and Accident and Emergency doctor Kit Latham.

“Through a focus on user-centred design and really understanding the problem we have been able to help doctors reduce the amount clinical time that is spent on paperwork or wasted at a computer” explains Ellie Burgess, drfocused co-founder and Human Computer Interaction PhD candidate. drfocused began when the founding team were studying together at UCL.

“Kit was constantly talking about how much paperwork he had to do as a doctor and I thought, why can’t we make this easier using software?” explains Artem Stalpouski, CTO of drfocused. “We built a prototype to get feedback and doctors really loved it.” – The rest is history.

Their company is now raising £300k to launch their software and help reduce wasted clinical time at their initial partner hospital trusts.

“Doctors are drowning in paperwork; clinical workloads are increasing and more and more doctors are feeling the stress. We started drfocused to help care for our clinicians, and to reduce the amount of time they have to spend filling out forms, completing paperwork and on non-productive administration. If we can help doctors with this, they will have more time to care, and we all benefit as patients and taxpayers.” explains Dr Kit.