Dr Murray Ellender, chief executive, eConsult Health

Venture capital firm Calculus Capital has participated in a £7 million investment round into online consultation provider eConsult Health, led by Gresham House Ventures.

The proceeds will be used to accelerate eConsult’s growth in the primary care market and enable the business to target the secondary care sector.

eConsult provides a digital triage services to GP practices, aimed at releasing capacity by recording patient details, case history, symptoms, and providing them to the GP in a concise format where they are processed in 2-3 minutes.

The platform is now live in over 3,200 NHS GP practices.

Dr Murray Ellender, chief executive of eConsult Health, said: “This funding will help us keep pace with the product development we need to support cutting edge health technology across both primary and secondary care. NHS patients deserve an excellent digital experience when interacting with the health service and we now look forward to delivering the transformation needed.”

Henry Alty, investment director at Gresham House Ventures said: “At such a crucial moment for healthcare provision, funding the right businesses in this space is more important than ever. The eConsult platform has already proven the power of its clinically led technology, as the most widely used digital consultation solution and the first choice for NHS GP surgeries.”

Richard Moore, investment director at Calculus Capital said: “eConsult are revolutionising healthcare provision in GP practices, and we are excited by their potential to expand into secondary care. Calculus are delighted to be supporting this impressive management team who are passionate about improving the service provided to NHS patients.”

Date published: February 4, 2021

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