Last week Doc Abode, along with key national leads and the four Northern AHSNs, hosted a live webinar where we advised how Doc Abode can support healthcare provider responses to the emerging COVID-19 situation.
Dame Barbara Hakin opened the webinar, followed by Bob Ricketts CBE. Then Dr Phil Jennings, Deputy Chief Executive and Medical Director at the Innovation Agency, spoke about how AHSN’s have changed their approach in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following this, Dr Taz Aldawoud, founder and CEO of Doc Abode discussed how the digital innovation and new way of working that Doc Abode facilitates can go on to deliver additional workforce capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic especially. Dr Aldawoud then went on to talk about both clinician and patient safety and wellbeing which is more important now than ever, and paramount for Doc Abode, which is why new features have been created in the app to support this.
Liam Mahon, Head of Business Transformation at FCMS then went on to share how they have had a successful implementation of Doc Abode in their out of hours service in the North West.
Finally, there was a question and answer session, where there were important questions surrounding the implementation, longevity and flexible working that Doc Abode can provide.
The webinar was met with a great audience attendance, and there were some fantastic speakers including:
- Dame Barbara Hakin, former Deputy Chief Executive of NHS England
- Bob Ricketts CBE, Director of Commissioning Support Services and Market Development for NHS England
- Dr Phil Jennings, Deputy Chief Executive and Medical Director at the Innovation Agency
- Dr Taz Aldawoud, founder and CEO of Doc Abode
Dame Barbara Hakin, former Deputy Chief Executive of NHS England: “In this particular and current crisis, we are going to have an even greater workforce crisis in the community. Doc Abode is already tried and tested and ready to scale and digital solutions like Doc Abode will play a big part in addressing the problems that we’re facing.”
Bob Ricketts CBE, Director of Commissioning Support Services and Market Development for NHS England: “At this key time of crisis, digital innovations have an important role to play and products like Doc Abode absolutely fit the need both in terms of being able to communicate immediately to get resources but also provide a longer term contribution around the GP workforce crisis. This is why we’re accelerating access to digital innovations like Doc Abode.”
You can view the full recording of the webinar here
We really want Doc Abode to help and support patients at this time. If you’re a healthcare provider interested in implementing Doc Abode, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss next steps.