On-line triage supplier eConsult Well being has acquired video session and SMS platform Q physician.
The acquisition follows eConsult securing a £7million funding from Gresham Home Ventures and Calculus Capital in October 2020 to gas growth into the secondary care market.
eConsult permits sufferers to electronically submit their signs or requests to their very own GP and its eTriage platform, purpose-built for pressing and emergency care, is at the moment in use at 9 hospitals together with Worthing and St Richards in Western Sussex.
In the meantime Q physician provides practically 500 GP surgical procedures. It has additionally gained a foothold in each pressing and emergency care and out-patients at websites throughout the UK, together with an STP broad contract in Lincolnshire.
The acquisition will carry collectively digital triage, video and SMS collectively in a single platform for GPs and hospitals.
Q physician’s founder and chief government Dr Chris Whittle has been appointed to its government management crew, along with his crew to formally change into a part of eConsult.
Dr Murray Ellender, chief government of eConsult, mentioned: “We’re delighted to welcome Chris and the Q physician crew into the eConsult household.
“By extending our supply to incorporate video and SMS we’re persevering with to ship on our mission to help the UK’s hard-working GPs who’re underneath nice strain similtaneously enhancing entry for sufferers throughout the nation.”
Whittle added: “After practically two years of efficiently partnering with eConsult to ship our mixed service to GP surgical procedures throughout the nation, this choice was a pure and thrilling one – because it provides our prospects a a lot stronger, mixed providing. Murray and the crew share our core values and our dedication to remodel digital healthcare.”