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Anna-Karin Edstedt Bonamy, group CEO and Craig Oates, MD for the UK business, Doctrin.

Swedish health tech firm Doctrin has rolled its digital platform out into Britain with its first live UK client.

Doctrin’s online and video consultation platform will be used by Lakeside Healthcare – a large partnership of GP practices in the Midlands, serving over 170,000 patients.

Doctrin’s platform brings together digital consultations, care navigation and care management.

The firm was established five years ago and now serves a quarter of Sweden’s population, with 2.3 million people having access to the platform.

It is used by care providers including Karolinska Hospital and Capio, part of Ramsay Healthcare.

Craig Oates, MD of Doctrin in the UK, said: “We’re very happy to partner with such an innovative and highly regarded partner as Lakeside.

“We are working together to radically transform how healthcare is delivered in the UK, to improve access for patients and help health and social care providers meet the ever increasing needs of an aging and increasingly complex patient population.

“General practice in the UK is facing unprecedented demand for services and we believe Doctrin’s online health solutions will support general practice in dealing with these challenges by simplifying care navigation and management within primary care networks and across the integrated care system to provide seamless care to their communities.”

Lakeside Healthcare is one of the largest GP partnerships in the UK. Its Midlands-based practices are owned and run by GP partners and teams of doctors, nurses and associated staff.

Dr Miles Langdon, GP partner and clinical lead at Lakeside Healthcare, said: “As a partnership we have been impressed, not only with how well the platform performs, but also with how user-friendly it is, both for patients, clinicians and administrative staff.

“Early feedback has been very positive. Providing digital access for patients is an NHS requirement for GP practices and so this is another way to facilitate patients contacting us for their healthcare needs.

“The Doctrin project team has been hugely supportive in the development and initial roll-out phases and we look forward to continuing our close working relationship with them to replicate this early success at other Group practices in due course.”

Doctrin has raised over £20m in capital since its launch in 2016.

Alongside growth in its home market, it has been increasing resources into international expansion with a specific focus on the UK since September last year.

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