Babylon goes public in the US – and secures investment from Palantir
Babylon has entered into a $4.2bn (£2.9bn) merger with Alkuri Global. US big data company Palantir has also taken a strategic stake in the company.
Babylon to face ‘no further action’ for data breach of GP at Hand
Babylon admitted in June that three patients were able to view recordings of other patient’s consultations using the GP at Hand app.
Firebase URL ‘leaked technical information on Babylon’s GP at Hand’
The database was being used to store testing information for the company’s technology and GP at Hand, revealing the success rate of different functions.
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Babylon admits ‘software error’ led to data breach of GP at Hand
Babylon Health confirmed that three patients were able to view recordings of other patient’s consultations using the GP at Hand app.
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Manchester CCG objects to Babylon expansion ‘due to safety concerns’
The CCG has objected to the expansion saying it was “not convinced” Babylon’s services are sufficiently integrated with other local and national services.
Babylon rated ‘good’ after previous concerns around ‘unsafe’ prescribing
The latest CQC report, published on 4 December 2019, found the digital provider had adhered to previous safety advice around prescribing and patient safety.
Dominic Cummings’ alleged Babylon role raises concerns
Dominic Cummings advised Babylon on its communications strategy and on senior recruitment, an investigation has revealed.
Babylon allowed to act ‘unlicensed and bullish’ in expansion, MP says
The MP for Hammersmith and Fulham Andy Slaughter said the NHS appears to be facilitating Babylon “without looking at the consequences for primary care”.
NHSE publishes toolkit for implementing online GP consultations
The document suggests there’s no “one size fits all” approach to implementing online consultations and encourages practices to learn from each other.
GP at Hand in ‘formal talks’ to expand to Manchester in 2020
GP at Hand is expected to be operating in the northern city in early 2020, with a new physical premises will be set up in central Manchester.
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