Interview Series: Dr Ahmed, Founder and CEO, alldayDr

In our latest interview we speak with Dr Suhel I Ahmed, the Founder and CEO of AlldayDr. Dr Ahmed is a UK qualified doctor, having qualified in 2002 from the University of Liverpool.

In 2015 Suhel founded AppLocum, a medical recruitment agency. Then with his reach to a large, pre-engaged clinical workforce, and with his previous digital online healthcare experience, he founded alldayDr with an aim to deliver an Uber style quick appointment availability service within minutes.

What is the most significant achievement for your organisation in the past 12 months and what will be over the next 12 months?

It is difficult to simply pick one achievement. We have achieved so much over the last 12 months. One of the biggest achievements has been the praise we have received from CQC due to our robust and well considered approach from a patient and clinical safety and safeguarding perspective. AlldayDr have also within a very short time achieved ISO270001 accreditations.

Over the next 12 months you are sure to see us continue to succeed in the sector, both from a Private Service delivery level and key strategic partnerships to scale this, but also by being recognised as an approved NHS app, being available to NHS GP Surgeries nationwide. With this bi-pronged approach we aim to boast the industry’s biggest scale and land-grab with significant mass traction of customers.

In the next 12 months we also aim to roll out at large scale unique healthcare kiosks which will help patients better track their health.  Our aim is to make these kiosks free to access for all, and free to track via our freemium app.

What problems and challenges are there to overcome?

Staying ahead of the curve in a fast changing tech climate.  Knowing what the expectations will be from a regulatory and NHS Digital perspective is all vital.  Thus it is vital that AlldayDr keep engaged and are the forefront of advising on Digital healthtech at a national steering committee level with NHS England and NHS Digital.

What do you think is the biggest technology challenge?

The only challenge we are facing is continuing to progress. We are constantly changing, innovating and shaping the healthcare industry using technology. We just need to keep up with ourselves and always focus on continuing to excel within technology.

What is next in your space?

We hope that in the last Q of this year we will be approved as an NHS app, with funding readily available for adoption of our app through NHS bodies. We envisage mass rollout of our self help kiosks and exciting approaches to Deep Big Data Mining, and AI work also : giving exciting solutions to both our patients, corporates and NHS Bodies to drive health and wellness, and reduce costs and financial impact of the reverse.

What are you working on at the moment?

We are working on enabling fast effective interoperability of alldayDr technology with NHS Systems to make the patient journey even smoother, and better experience!