Medtech set to ‘reimagine’ NHS outpatient system following £10m funding round
A digital platform aiming to connect medical professionals with patients has secured multi-million pound funding through its latest investment round.
Medefer has secured £10m in a fundraise led by private investment firm Nickleby Capital to expand its virtual healthcare platform in a bid to revolutionise patient care in the UK.
A CQC regulated healthcare provider founded by NHS consultant Dr Bahman Nedjat-Shokouhi, Medefer is a digital platform that connects doctors and patients through a nationwide network of contracted remote NHS consultants.
Dr Bahman Nedjat-Shokouhi, CEO of Medefer and consultant gastroenterologist at Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, commented: “Medefer was born out of a desire to empower the NHS to deliver a radically faster, safer and more effective service from referral, through diagnosis, to treatment and discharge.
“Our software can fundamentally transform the delivery of outpatient services. This funding round will enable us to support the NHS during its most challenging times in its 72 year history, and to continue to innovate in virtual specialist care.”
The new funding will be used to expand the firm’s workforce and develop its technology to service new contracts, enable new product development and accelerate scalable growth.
Marco Schiavo, managing partner at Nickleby Capital, added: “Medefer is a business whose time has come.
“They have a unique model with huge, growing, demand. They help the NHS slash waiting lists and save money, as well as improving patient outcomes.
“The Medefer team is outstanding and we’re very excited about working with them to help achieve their incredible vision.”
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