Mobile healthcare company Safe Patient Systems has retained its place as the UK’s number one provider of telehealth technology to the NHS, according to the latest annual Government Procurement Service report.
It is now the preferred supplier for five out of the six top spenders on telehealth technology.
This comes off the back of a stream of new business wins.
Most recently, Safe Patient Systems has started working with BT to develop and deploy integrated telehealth services for BT Cornwall, a ten-year partnership between BT, Cornwall Council, Peninsula Community Health and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
The company has been awarded a contract for 1,200 units, its largest win to date.
The Safe Mobile Care platform will be deployed for a variety of patients, ranging from young people with type 1 diabetes to pregnant women with high blood pressure to elderly people at risk of urinary tract infections. It is expected that patients will use the technology for an average of six months.
The company’s other wins are:
- A contract with Derbyshire County Health Services, partnering with them to deliver new and improved pathways for an estimated 500 heart failure patients a year.
- A contract with Rotherham NHS Trust, helping them to create a leading-edge cardiac rehabilitation service that will use video and rich media content to engage and interact with an estimated 160 patients a year.
- A contract with Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group, empowering an estimated 300 heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder patients a year to manage their own conditions in a community setting.
Safe Mobile Care is already being used to support nearly 4,000 patients a year across the country, in regions including Bristol, Somerset, Leeds, Solent, Torbay and Birmingham.
With the new customer wins, it is estimated that the technology will now support over 7,000 patients a year.
“People are beginning to recognise that mobile health technology can take pressure off NHS resources while improving outcomes and lowering costs.
“Seven thousand patients represents good progress, but we know there are tens of thousands more who could be managing their condition from the comfort of their own home in the knowledge that there will be an immediate response to any deterioration in their health status.”