Evergreen Life acquires creators of online consulting firm askmyGP

Evergreen Life has acquired Salvie Ltd, the creators of the online consulting firm askmyGP.

This decision will allow patients to benefit from a wider range of services and communication with their general practitioners. Healthcare staff will be able to harness the technical expertise of both organizations to help manage workloads and improve communication with patients.

askmyGP is an online tool for patients to describe their medical concerns or problems, so that they can be appropriately sorted by medical staff. Its smart search algorithm was developed in 2018 to ensure that patients are directed to the correct content on the NHS Choices website, regardless of the accuracy of the search term entered.

The acquisition will see askmyGP expand Evergreen Life’s primary care services to include online consultations, secure video and messaging.

Harry Longman, CEO and Founder of askmyGP, said: “We are joining a well established company in the health technology industry that complements our work by being able to offer more to patients, GPs and other providers. health care. askmyGP enables over 200 GP practices across the UK to manage their workflow and meet patient demand with exceptional service, resolving 79% of requests on the same day.

The Evergreen Life app allows patients to access their medical records electronically and take charge of their health online. As well as allowing users to request doctor’s appointments or order repeat prescriptions, it also offers wellness monitoring functionality. Designed to help users improve their own well-being, it features clinically-reviewed questionnaires.

With an underlying focus on patient-led healthcare, the two companies will now work together to help general practitioners, clinical commissioning groups, primary care networks and health boards better. manage their workload and strengthen relationships with patients.

Mark Hindle, COO of Everygreen Life, added: “We believe in putting the individual at the heart of their own health care, so that people can afford to achieve health and the well-being they want and have access to assistance when they need it.

“AskmyGP is leading the way in person-centered solutions by making it easier for patients to talk to their own doctor and helping GPs prioritize and deliver care via message, phone and video. By working together and through the new Evergreen Connect platform, we can reach more areas of the health and care system as part of our mission to deliver people-optimized health.