Primary Care News

AccuRx rolls-out video tool to 25 trusts and thousands of GPs in weeks

On 10th March we reported that AccuRx launched a video consultation tool for GP practices and trusts, following developing the solution over the weekend.

The company has now delivered the solution to 25 trusts, with 130 different hospitals testing the solution.

Accelerating digital transformation, it has led to over 100,000 GP consultations taking place using the video tool and 10,000 hospital consultations.

In days the company built two products, the first a video consultation service and the second a pre-appointment template for GP practices to screen patients for COVID-19 risk.

The solutions were tested  and quickly released to support healthcare providers during the COIVD-19 situation.

Philip Banfield, Chair, BMA Welsh consultants committee said “This is rare on 3 counts: 1/ It does what it says it will do 2/ It doesn’t sit on NHS computers so doesn’t need fancy rollout delays 3/ it’s currently free to help with this pandemic. You only have to look at the company website to see they have a very different culture. Deserves to succeed.”

The company last week was part of our Health Tech Heroes series, with a surge of GP practices recognising their work and saying thank you. Dr Hussain Ghandi said “When COVID hit, AccuRx rapidly delivered video consultation software for practices to use to keep patients and staff safe. Additionally resources to send items like information and certification to patients via sms and reduce footfall at practices and help with social distancing and self isolation. In my view they have saved lives in this pandemic and need recognition for their work.”

Joanna Bircher, GP Partner, Lockside Medical Centre commented on the company “They absolutely understand the world of front line general practice. Fabulous products, user friendly. Company fast and responsive, quickly responding to feedback and designing software with the users at the heart of everything. The best thing that has happened to General Practuce IT in my 21 year GP career.”

Last week NHS Digital announced over 30 organisations providing video tools are now centrally funded, to further support the roll-out of online consultations.