Doc Abode is a multi-award-winning platform, enabling healthcare providers to match the availability, expertise and location of clinicians to the needs of NHS patients who require a home visit.
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Doc Abode, developed by GP entrepreneur Dr Taz Aldawoud, aims to deliver better care and an improved patient experience by opening access to a wider, more sustainable and flexible workforce; providing clinicians with an alternative to shift-based work. DocAbode has cross-organisational applicability throughout out-of-hours and in-hours settings and is delivering a proactive response to the workforce and operational efficiency issues within the sector.
Dr Taz Aldawoud, CEO at Doc Abode, said: “The backing of the team at the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN has been truly amazing. They have believed in me, and the concept, from day one and continually brought expertise, knowledge and funding to the table in support of our development – there’s no doubt they have been instrumental in Doc Abode’s success.”
How did the Innovation Exchange help?
In 2016 Yorkshire & Humber AHSN supported the development of Doc Abode though its Proof of Concept programme. The AHSN has supported further development through pathway modelling, trials and a successful application to SBRI Healthcare’s ‘GP of the Future’ call. This included intensive one-to-one support as part of the OLS funded Innovation Exchange programme to help prepare the product for market, advice on routes to market, business planning, investment and real-world evidence generation.
Impact & Outcomes
In 2017, an independent, academic evaluation measured outcomes achieved through utilising the Doc Abode platform. Its performance was compared against a control group and shown to improve National Quality Requirement (NQR) performance by between 10 and 20 per cent in absolute terms.
This year, Doc Abode won a Health Service Journal Partnership Award (Workforce Innovation Category) and a special recognition award in the Digital Enterprise Top 100.