Gresham House Ventures invests £5m into eConsult Health, the NHS’s leading online consultation provider to primary care.

 

The £5m investment, made on behalf of the Baronsmead VCTs, is in addition to further investment from existing shareholders and will support the expansion of eConsult Health into the secondary care market.

Beyond maintaining its position as the leading digital triage services in GP surgeries, eConsult Health will continue the rollout of its Urgent and Emergency Care triage solution, eTriage, and outpatient referral software, eSpecialist.

Digital triage allows patients to be dealt with more effectively and efficiently, moving from a world where 90% of patients have no option other than a face to face appointment to one where the majority of cases are appropriate for remote closing, allowing healthcare practitioners to prioritise face to face consultations with those patients in greatest and most urgent need.

This has become particularly urgent in light of the additional pressures put on the NHS by the  COVID-19 pandemic.

Gresham House Ventures’ investment is led by Investment Director, Henry Alty, who focuses on process automation technology, alongside Maya Ward and James Hendry.

At such a crucial moment for healthcare provision, funding the right businesses in this space is more important than ever. Founded by four innovative GP partners in South London, the eConsult platform has already proven the power of its clinically-led technology, as the most widely used digital consultation solution and the first choice for NHS GP surgeries,” Alty said.

By expanding its services to cover secondary as well as primary care, eConsult Health has the potential to go even further and completely revolutionise healthcare provision in the UK, improving outcomes while at the same time driving effectiveness. We are very excited to work alongside an extremely knowledgeable management team and further improve their current platform.”

 

Dr Murray Ellender, CEO of eConsult Health commented:

We are extremely pleased to be working with Gresham House Ventures as an investor. This funding will help us keep pace with the product development we need to support cutting edge health technology across both primary and secondary care.”

“NHS patients deserve an excellent digital experience when interacting with the health service and we now look forward to delivering the transformation needed at pace.”

 

Notes

Diligence providers were Candesic (Commercial DD), Azets (Financial DD), Rich Kershaw (Tech DD), Sales Forensics (Sales DD), DSG-B2B (Marketing DD) and Confidas People (Management and organisational referencing). Investor legal advice was provided by Shoosmiths. The company was advised by Anthem Corporate Finance and Ashfords.

 

About eConsult Health

eConsult Health Limited provides the most widely used digital triage systems in the NHS covering both primary and secondary care. The company’s platforms include:

  • eConsult – An award-winning online consultation platform for primary care
  • eTriage – A platform for NHS Emergency Departments and Urgent Treatment Centres designed to automatically check-in and prioritise patients upon arrival
  • eSpecialist – A newly developed solution for outpatient care to ensure clinicians have the right information to be able to diagnose, manage and treat patients at the earliest point

All of eConsult Health’s platforms are developed by NHS clinicians and overseen by the company’s award-winning Clinical Governance Board to enable safe and effective triage and ensure patients receive the right healthcare at the right time by the right clinician.

 

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