Edinburgh based startup wins £757,000 contract

Published: 10 November 2017

Health tech startup Care Sourcer, which matching care seekers with care providers, has secured its largest contract to date and is now working alongside NHS Gloucestershire Foundation Trust in phase 2 of a project won through the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI).

Care Sourcer was selected by a SBRI panel of technology and care specialists as one of the leading solutions to address delayed discharge across the NHS, working in partnership with NHS Gloucestershire Foundation Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust on a contract valued at £757,000.

We have created the UK's first marketplace in which people can easily compare and source care.

Andrew Parfery, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-founder, Care Sourcer

 

Looking ahead, Care Sourcer is on track to have 5 NHS Trust contacts secured by the end of 2018. Scottish tech stalwart Dr Graham Jones, previously Senior Director of Engineering at daily fantasy sports site FanDuel, has joined the Care Sourcer team as Chief Operating Officer and is already on boarding a technical team as the company enters its next phase of growth.

Dr Jones is well known in Scottish tech circles for building the teams that helped to develop mobile applications for both FanDuel and online travel search site Skyscanner. Care Sourcer uses a technology platform that matches care seekers with care providers in a particular region and builds on the success experienced by the team in providing home care and care home solutions.

The overall UK care market is estimated to be in excess of £20 billion and is facing unprecedented challenges with a daily delayed discharge cost to the NHS of over £2 million per day...

Full story via SBNN News

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