About Doc Abode

Doc Abode’s vision is to develop innovative solutions to support the NHS workforce of the future, transforming healthcare delivery to meet increasing demand and complex needs of our patients.
We aim to create solutions which allow NHS organisations to easily adapt by widening the network of a flexible, sustainable and local clinical workforce. We are developing algorithms which match capacity to demand, creating a safer and more responsive care system.

Using sophisticated workforce planning and predictive analytics, combined with artificial intelligence, we look to enable the redesign of work, enhance productivity and service user experience. By harnessing digital technologies, we aim to boost the adaptability of the workforce through a flexible talent mix and new ways of working, ultimately allowing a flexible work/life balance in today’s 24/7 culture and expectations

Our Story

Following successful funding from the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Sciences Network’s (AHSN’s) Proof of Concept Funding in 2016, we ran surveys and focus groups covering over 70 GPs and launched a feasibility pilot.

This provided strong evidence to suggest that the Doc Abode system was capable of attracting a ‘new’ workforce who were disengaged with traditional ways of working. Subsequently, in March 2017 following an application to the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Innovation fund, an award of £100,000 was made to facilitate the development of a prototype version of the Doc Abode product which was successfully trialled in Leeds and Huddersfield through our partner, West Yorkshire’s GP out-of-hours provider, Local Care Direct.

This pilot was very successful and following this proof of concept SBRI awarded a further £900,000 to provide funding for the development of a nationally scaleable Doc Abode system.

Next Steps

Over the next 5 years, Doc Abode intends to build a national profile as a leading provider of integrated digital solutions for the NHS, harnessing artificial intelligence to support a contented and productive workforce, delivering superior efficiency for organisations and ultimately bringing more benefits to NHS patients.

Meet the Team

Dr. Taz Aldawoud

Taz is an entrepreneurial GP who also holds a number of regional and national roles including Digital Clinical Champion at NHS England and a Clinical Board Member and CCIO for Bradford Districts CCG

John Pyle

John Pyle has worked extensively in Information Technology both in the public and private sectors, nationally and internationally. For the last ten years, he has focused on improving IT in the NHS, running some of the core national NHS systems for collecting secondary care data, and negotiated contracts for collection of primary care data.

John Cain

John Cain, 20yrs experience in developing and deploying informatics & patient experience solutions at a national/regional level in the NHS. Key areas include Friends & Family Test, Information Prescriptions, CQUIN, Electronic Staff Record and NPfiT assurance. With a 1st class honours degree in engineering and a MSP/Agile practitioner his career spans informatics management at small software companies, the European Space Agency in Holland through to NHS Digital.

Stephen Taylor-Parker

Stephen is a trained lawyer who joined the University of Leeds technology-transfer unit in 1998. He led the development of a number of medical software products after which he left and began a period of medical commercialisation resulting in five start up medical companies. He has significant experience in providing the route map for successful commercial transition of ideas.

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