Doc Abode has been awarded £50,000 through the Health Innovation Manchester Momentum Fund. This funding will be used to demonstrate the impact of Doc Abode at scale across a wider Greater Manchester footprint.
In total, the fund awarded £200,000 to improve health and care in Greater Manchester, split between four different digital healthcare projects that have been supporting the COVID-19 response.
The Health Innovation Manchester Momentum Fund was established to support the introduction and adoption of needs-led, evidence-based innovations into the healthcare system within Greater Manchester. This year, the fund sought innovations focused on two themes – Urgent and Emergency Care and Cardiometabolic Needs (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, nutrition or obesity). Projects applied for up to £75,000 to help accelerate their innovations.
Health Innovation Manchester, the organisation responsible for accelerating proven innovation into Greater Manchester’s health and social care services, selected the winners of the Momentum Fund with the help of a panel of representatives from patients and partners.
Initially developed for out-of-hours services, Doc Abode has been providing vital support to the COVID-19 response, by working in cross-organisational collaborations to ensure the roll out of 24/7 operations. The platform has been adapted so that clinicians can see which home visits are COVID-19 related, and also where they can access crucial PPE. With the urgent requirement of remote triage for so many, the Doc Abode platform now also supports secure recorded telephony and video consultations through a partnership with cloud communications provider Sesui.
Dr Taz Aldawoud, Doc Abode CEO said: “We’re delighted to be a beneficiary of The Momentum Fund. From our early-stage roll outs, we have witnessed first-hand that this transformational way of working motivates clinicians to work flexibly and in addition to their usual shifts. We have demonstrated the impact that this is already having on providers’ home visiting services and more recently with secure telephony and video consultations, and the potential it has to deliver system-wide benefits. This funding enables us to further develop our data-driven approach, building on our evidence-based model in support of roll out to other NHS providers.”
Doc Abode is a real-time clinician deployment platform that safely connects a multi-disciplinary clinical workforce to NHS patient needs based on availability, proximity and expertise. Learn more about Doc Abode or contact us here.