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  • Ask NHS mobile app wins healthcare innovation award

    Global healthcare start-up Sensely has won a prestigious award celebrating the very best of innovation in healthcare, in collaboration with the West Midlands CCGs.

    At the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN)’s second annual Celebration of Innovation Awards, the Industry Collaboration Award was given for the successful introduction of the Ask NHS App and its integration with the West Midlands NHS 111 Service.

    107 entries were submitted across the 12 categories, which were assessed by a panel of experts to choose the ultimate winner.

    Sensely won the Industry Collaboration Award for the Ask NHS mobile app. Ask NHS is a mobile app that provides full technical integration with the West Midlands NHS 111 Clinical Assessment Service, the NHS National Directory of Services (DoS), EMIS Web and NHS Choices.

    Rachael Ellis, Chief Officer for Integrated Urgent Care, NHS West Midlands, said: “We are delighted to now offer our patients of the West Midlands access to Healthcare through the Ask NHS mobile app.

    “Patients across the region can now download the app to assess their symptoms and in the event further clinical advice is required then they will be navigated through to our local 111 service. The CCGs are committed to developing digital access to care for our patients. We are delighted our work so far has been recognised by the West Midlands Health and Science Network.”

    Dr. Ivana Schnur, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Sensely, said: “Sensely is thrilled to have won this year’s Industry Collaboration Award.

    “It is wonderful to receive an award recognising our collective efforts. This award is a testament to our collaborative approach and I want to thank NHS West Midlands and our industry partners for making Ask NHS a success. The Ask NHS app is setting the industry standard on how to enable access to appropriate and quality healthcare, and deliver innovation into the hands of patients.”



    Stuart O'Brien

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