Tech Mahindra has been named as technology partner for Circle Health in a deal worth a projected £50 million over 10 years.
Circle will provide access to its hospitals, clinicians and experience of running healthcare, allowing Tech Mahindra to develop and adopt new technologies that improve patient care, operational delivery and to reduce costs for all parties.
Tech Mahindra will develop new IT solutions for Circle’s hospitals and NHS management contracts - giving access to technologies that it has deployed in other sectors such as the telecoms sector, supporting the adoption of mobile healthcare solutions.
Initial focus will be on the creation of a new state of the art hospital in Birmingham.2 July 2015
Online pharmacy service Now Pharmacy has been approved to handle NHS prescriptions via the electronic prescription service.
The pharmacy already dispenses private prescriptions via the Dr Now app, which gives access to UK-registered doctors through video-based consultation and delivers prescriptions nationwide.
The new approval means patients that nominate Now Pharmacy as their chosen pharmacist with their GP practice can have prescriptions delivered to their home or office free of charge.
Registered patients are prompted by text, email or phone when their prescription is due.29 June 2015