Now Healthcare to create 30 new jobs in Liverpool with 'Tele-Pharmacy'

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Lee Dentith

Thirty new jobs are to be created in Liverpool by Now Healthcare Group with the opening of a £1.5m ‘Tele-Pharmacy’.

Now Pharmacy is aimed at helping people living with chronic care conditions to manage their medicinal needs through the artificial intelligent mobile app ‘Now Patient’.

The app was created by MediaCityUK-based Now Healthcare to enable up to 15 million people living with long-term health conditions such as cancer, diabetes and lung disease to get free delivery of their repeat NHS prescriptions.

Now Pharmacy will be able to dispense around 500,000 prescriptions per month and will be utilising the latest robotic technology to help the distribution process.

Lee Dentith, Founder and CEO of Now Healthcare Group, said: “The NHS is evolving, and digital innovation is crucial to offering patients quality care and choice.

“Fifteen million people in the UK are suffering with chronic conditions, and Now Patient enables them to be empowered to manage their own healthcare needs and to reduce the strain on our country’s overstretched health services.

“We are the first and only tele-health company in the world to have its own Tele-Pharmacy, which has been kitted out with the optimum robotic technology to streamline processes and service and fulfil medicines for thousands of NHS patients.”

Sue Weir, CEO of Liverpool-based health insurer Medicash, added: “Since our investment in Now Healthcare Group last year, we’ve been proud to work alongside them in driving this new technology to market. 

“This new tele-pharmacy is another first for the City of Liverpool, which not only brings new jobs with it, but will also make it easier for tens of thousands of people to get access to the repeat prescriptions they need without having to regularly take time off work to visit their doctor and collect their prescription.”