PocDoc, a Cambridge-based digital health platform, has announced its collaboration with four major community pharmacy chains in the UK, offering digital Health Checks in over 300 locations. The company is partnering with Knights Pharmacy Group, Weldricks Pharmacy Group, Greenlight Pharmacy Group, and Lincolnshire Co-op Pharmacy to increase cholesterol testing and address health inequality.
The PocDoc app provides a comprehensive cardiovascular Health Check pathway, including a lab-grade cholesterol test with results available in under 10 minutes. The platform also collects blood pressure and BMI data, displaying it in a health dashboard that allows for easy comparison to NHS clinical guidelines. This end-to-end digital solution can help prevent heart attacks and strokes by increasing access to cholesterol testing.
By partnering with community pharmacies, PocDoc is emphasizing their critical role in delivering increased access to cardiovascular screening, both in-pharmacy and in community settings. This expansion is an important step towards addressing health inequality and improving overall public health.
In addition to their pharmacy partnerships, PocDoc has been awarded two major NHS contracts to expand cholesterol testing access in non-traditional settings, such as at home, on the high street, and in other community locations. PocDoc recently secured significant investment from Forward Partners, MMC Ventures, and Simplyhealth, one of the UK’s leading health insurance providers.
Steve Roest, CEO of PocDoc, expressed enthusiasm for the expansion into community pharmacy, emphasizing the importance of pharmacies in increasing access to cardiovascular screening and improving public health.