One of Britain’s largest Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) has awarded a contract to Doctorlink, an intelligent digital health platform, following a competitive tender process involving 12 different suppliers.
The contract with South West London means up to 1.6 million patients across approximately 200 surgeries will be able to access Doctorlink’s clinically-endorsed digital tools. South West London is among the ten largest STPs in the country.
The Doctorlink platform, developed to address the growing burden on frontline NHS services and to help patients gain fast access care, is expected to be implemented in South West London surgeries over the next 12 months.
“The opportunity Doctorlink presents to help our patients navigate their personal health and wellbeing journey is incredibly exciting and we very much look forward to introducing the platform into our practices,” said Sami Nur, Primary Care Transformation Lead, South West London Health and Care Partnership.
“Adopting Doctorlink will transform the how patients access their GP practice, especially for same-day and urgent appointments across South West London; directing them to the most appropriate service for their health needs. From a practice point of view, we anticipate this process will reduce the pressure on GPs while also enhancing connections between primary, urgent care and community care providers.”
“We are delighted that Doctorlink was selected from a list of 12 competing services on the Dynamic Purchasing System framework to advance the provision of patient care across South West London,” said Andrew Gardner, Chief Executive Officer, Doctorlink. “This decision reflects Doctorlink’s ability to reduce levels of demand for those at the forefront of GP services, while still improving the primary care experience for patients.”