CONNECT Care receives funding to unlock NHS drugs information

A drugs tech start-up has been awarded £1m in grant funding from Innovate UK to rework how medicines are taken.

With the funding CONNECT Care intends to deliver new software program to market that it says can ‘digitise the mind of a pharmacist’.

The know-how takes information that’s at the moment siloed in medical information and transforms it into contextualised, personalised data, which will be supplied to sufferers, carers and clinicians to allow them to make essential hyperlinks between medicines and their affect on a person’s wider well being.

The safe on-line platform will use a affected person’s NHS quantity to make the knowledge obtainable – a nationwide first.

An earlier model of the know-how gained the #CareHackathon at Digital Health Rewired. The newer model of the tech builds on CONNECT Care’s work to digitise drugs and create the primary complete, single supply of reality on medicines information for healthcare professionals and sufferers.

Issa Dasu-Patel, CEO of CONNECT Care, stated: “Prescribed medicines are the commonest intervention in healthcare; there are billions of medicines being taken by thousands and thousands of individuals yearly. However medicines have been excluded from the digital well being revolution.

“We’re becoming a member of the dots and unlocking the huge advantages that higher insights on medicines can deliver to sufferers and well being professionals. Utilizing simply an NHS quantity, we will create personalised, contextualised insights that can assist individuals keep nicely.

“We’re so grateful to obtain this extra Innovate UK backing so we will scale this utility of our software program and transfer a step nearer in direction of making a single supply of reality for medicines information within the UK.”

The funding from Innovate UK was awarded in two phases. In late 2022 CONNECT Care obtained an funding of £615,000, adopted by an extra £495,000 extra just lately.

The corporate’s know-how will assist to ship drugs insights that may assist cut back extra well being issues. For instance, it might probably assist decide if a brand new prescription might enhance a affected person’s chance of falling, or if a sure mixture of medication can result in dehydration.

The funding CONNECT Care has obtained from Innovate UK will play its half in serving to to digitise the well being sector, which was the principle goal of the digital well being and social care plan launched final 12 months.

The plan revealed that £2 billion has been allotted to assist deliver the well being system into the twenty first century.