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Ask The Doctor snaps up Patients Connected

UK telehealth services provider Patients Connected has been acquired by Ask The Doctor, a health IT platform based in Toronto, Canada.

Ask The Doctor intends to take over Patients Connected's London offices by the end of the month, and open new offices in Wales, Scotland and Ireland within the next year.

Patients Connected claims to be one of the UK's biggest telehealth services, connecting patients to thousands of licensed doctors.

Ask The Doctor was founded in 1996 by cardiologist Dr Patrick Golden and acquired by entrepreneur Prakash Chand in 2010.

In a press release, Ask The Doctor said it would "use the 35,000 plus doctors on its platform to fulfil the large demand of medical questions coming in from the United Kingdom".

Chand said: "With NHS in a financial crisis and wait times at all UK hospitals and clinics increasing to over 5 hours to see exhausted physicians, the timing couldn’t have been better for us to integrate our... platform with Patients Connected."

The terms of the deal were undisclosed.

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Posted on: 13/11/2015

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