To help flatten the curve, and slow the spread of the coronavirus, the government has encouraged the NHS to take a digital-first approach to accessing primary care and outpatient appointments.
We re-deployed our team of defence engineers, cybersecurity experts, doctors, data scientists, and designers to build an NHS-complaint and globally-scalable browser-based telephone and video phone system, which you can use right now, for free, with any NHS email address. Yussss!
We know remote consultations aren't the whole solution, but it's an important component as:
It keeps patients safe by keeping them away from high-risk areas, and away from vulnerable people
Doctors, nurses, receptionists are kept safer by reducing the likelihood of contact, or when things get really tough, run clinics from their own home
In light of recent coronavirus events, please do not hesitate to get in touch if your practice needs remote consultations right now. We'd love to help, and this is where we feel we can do our bit.
"I'm using the app a lot now. I’m at home as I have a son with a cough so it was a lifesaver today"
Here's a map of the coronavirus cases in the world. Just so we're all on the same page here...
Buckle up, we're in for a bumpy ride. Hopefully we can make it smoother and safer for everyone.
Nye X Foundry COVID-19 Command Centre
Some people will have employers that will encourage them to work remotely during this period.
Not everyone has this choice, be it for health reasons, caring responsibilities or merely the nature of their job.
We are working full pelt at Nye in light of the coronavirus pandemic, things have ramped up quite a bit!
We are thrilled to be partnering with the Oxford Foundry, the University of Oxford's Entrepreneurship Centre in the takeover of their space. This will allow our team to grow, have the space to spin up groups of helpers, clinicians, engineers, designers and policy specialists during this period of rapid growth and exponentially increasing need.
We'll probably be bathing in hand-sanitiser... just in case [this is not a genuine public health precaution...]