Patients can use the service to check symptoms, get advice on Covid-19 and can be referred to a GP or hospital if they are suspected of having coronavirus.
Babylon Health has hit back at Twitter critic Dr David Watkins, who has persistently raised concerns about the company’s symptom triage chatbot service.
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This month’s industry round-up features news Babylon has been shortlisted for a $100m MacArthur grant and a London uni is using VR to spot sepsis.
Patients and staff at the trust will use Babylon’s technology to manage care through a free app, which will connect primary, secondary and community care.
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The CCG has objected to the expansion saying it was “not convinced” Babylon’s services are sufficiently integrated with other local and national services.
The latest CQC report, published on 4 December 2019, found the digital provider had adhered to previous safety advice around prescribing and patient safety.
A new report found there is some resistance to AI due to fears it is put in place to satisfy a “political agenda” rather than improve patient care.
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Dominic Cummings advised Babylon on its communications strategy and on senior recruitment, an investigation has revealed.
The MP for Hammersmith and Fulham Andy Slaughter said the NHS appears to be facilitating Babylon “without looking at the consequences for primary care”.
The document suggests there’s no “one size fits all” approach to implementing online consultations and encourages practices to learn from each other.