Redmoor Health is planning a recruitment drive after a record-breaking year which has seen turnover double in just 12 months.
The company, saw its turnover soar in 2019 thanks to some innovative national contracts and is now projected to nearly double that in 2020.
The company is looking to double its workforce from five staff to 11 in the next 12 months after landing a series of UK-wide prestigious contracts as well as being asked to deliver in 2 new regions of the UK.
Redmoor Health has helped deliver online consultation via the MyGP app across Lancashire and South Cumbria, which enables patients to book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and set up medication reminders on their smartphone. In just two years the programme is now deployed to over 80% of the population and is set to reach 100% by March 2020.
The company has also been credited with assisting The North Midlands Breast Screening Service buck the national trend of declining attendance rates by the clever use of social media and has been part of a national programme to provide nurses with digital skills so they can support patients to use technology to manage long-term conditions.
Director Richard Stoddart said: “Although we’re delighted with our latest set of results we get more satisfaction in helping people on the ground to improve patientcare. The NHS is blessed with dedicated staff and technology can help relieve some of the pressure in the system.”
Redmoor Health is supporting GPs and nurses to work remotely to help support retention programmes in the NHS as well as offering video capability to Primary Care Networks (PCNs) to work collaboratively using technology. This programme has now been expanded into other regions of the country.
CEO Marc Schmid added: “The NHS is really good at buying kit and dropping it off. When it becomes a challenge is when you’re handholding people to use the technology. There’s been a mindset change within the NHS now that’s it’s not about the technology but around the culture change which is really refreshing to see.
“That’s where we come on, whether it’s training or being on hand so when they have some new technology we can guide them through the process of being able to use it.
“Our success has been built on having creative ideas and an energetic team that can deliver them and build strong and trusted relationships with primary care teams who know they can call us at any time with any problem, no matter how small. These strong relationships help CCGs, ICS’ or primary care networks know they can deploy technology safe in the knowledge it won’t end up on the shelf gathering dust.”
“GPs aren’t superhuman. They face the same pressures we all face and more, working in a high pressure environment treating patients, chasing up tests and interpreting results.
“The technology is there to allow them to do some work remotely and have a better work life balance which is good for their stress levels and good for the patient.”
Schmid highlighted the work Redmoor Health had done with The North Midlands Breast Screening Service as giving him the most satisfaction.
“They have some brilliant staff and in 2014 they set up a Facebook page to better reach the sections of the community who weren’t attending screenings,” he said.
“Our team got involved and were able to grow the number of followers from 200 to more than 1,000. The result is that for the second year running the number of women attending screenings was 75 per cent – considerably higher than the national average of 70.5 per cent. It’s saving lives.”
Schmid said Redmoor Health was now embarking on a recruitment campaign as they look to double their turnover in the next 12 months.
“We know it can be hard to find the time to use technology across health and social care,” he said. “That’s where we can help. We will support clients, whether it is by training and helping them use and embed technology, showcasing the great work they are doing, or helping them learn from experiences we have been part of elsewhere. We enjoy what we do and improving patient care and want to build a team of likeminded people with a strong commitment to the values of the NHS.”