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Life Sciences Minister visits Sitekit

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by Iona MacDonald

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George Freeman MP, Life Sciences Minister at the UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills and Department of Health, visited Sitekit’s Edinburgh Office this month in order to promote and support SME innovation in healthcare.

CEO and founder of Sitekit, Campbell Grant, provided a briefing on the innovative digital technology created by Sitekit which has the potential to transform the health and care sector in a similar fashion to the digital transformations seen already in retail, banking and travel.

The Minister learnt about Sitekit’s work to create a ‘Self Care Framework’ in partnership with Liverpool CCG and NHS 24 to support a move to digital care pathways. He also heard about eRedbook, the digital child health record that has been endorsed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and is being field tested in NHS London.

Mr Freeman then met with the Sitekit team via video link as the company operates from offices in Edinburgh, Oxford and Portree on the Isle of Skye.

UK Life Sciences Minister George Freeman MP said:

“The latest developments in data analytics, mobile technology and personalised medicine have huge potential to improve patient outcomes, reduce NHS costs and drive economic growth. The digital technology that Sitekit is developing can help improve care, help the NHS avoid unnecessary cost and help empower patients to better manage their own condition."

Campbell Grant said: “I was delighted to be able to brief the Minister first hand on the potential of innovative, UK-based digital health SMEs to work with the NHS to transform healthcare delivery. Support for showcasing the efficacy of digitally enhanced pathways is critical if UK companies are to be competitive, fast growing, create jobs and export UK innovation and expertise in digital health.”

The digital technology that Sitekit is developing can help improve care, help the NHS avoid unnecessary cost and help empower patients to better manage their own condition.

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