The North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) has signed an agreement with Inhealthcare to deliver digital support to patients.

The NHS in the north west of the capital is set to roll out apps and telephone services to allow patients to better access health services.

Digital and telehealth provider, Inhealthcare, will help care providers in the area offer targeted, personalised care to patients.

This means care providers will have a safe and secure connection to health and care systems as well as patient records.

It is hoped this will allow better communication between doctors and patients, reducing pressure on GP surgeries in the area.

Kwesi Afful, digital citizen and innovation lead at North West London Collaboration of CCGs said: “We have been looking for a solution which will enable digital innovation among our clinical colleagues so that patients can benefit from the latest digital tools.

“We are excited about this collaboration with Inheathcare and believe that it will help us deliver cutting-edge services and solutions to help improve health and wellbeing across NW London.”

Harrogate-based Inhealthcare provides a number of digital health services in partnership with NHS organisations across the UK and Ireland.

The company recently announced an initiative delivered in partnership with the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) that aims to reduce injuries sustained by older people as a result of falls.

It also provides the technological backbone for the NHS Health Call service in North East England.

Bryn Sage, chief executive of Inhealthcare, said: “Our technology will give people the choice of safe and convenient access to health and care services, making it easier for clinicians to communicate directly with patients and help to reduce pressure on GP surgeries and outpatient clinics.

“Services will be available to virtually everyone via telephone landline as well as smartphone, tablet and desktop computers.”