GP booking and healthcare management app myGP has appointed Dr Harriet Leyland as clinical advisor.

Leyland will support senior decision-making at myGP in relation to innovation and development of patient and practice-facing services, including booking appointments, ordering repeat prescriptions, checking medical records and taking care of family members.

Leyland runs her own healthcare consultancy and advisory business – HML Health – as well as working as a medical doctor within A&E departments for NHS England.

Tobias Alpsten, founder and chief executive of myGP, said: “With over 15 years’ experience disrupting and transforming healthcare systems and technologies, Dr Leyland was the perfect candidate to bring on as myGP’s clinical advisor, as we continue to push the business to new levels – providing the best access to primary care that NHS patients have ever had.

“Harriet has been advising myGP for some time and has played an important part in us reaching the two million patient milestone, in recent months. We look forward to working with Harriet to deliver even more market-leading innovations that will further improve access and choice for patients, whilst making working life for those in primary care easier and quicker.”

Leyland added: “Primary healthcare in the UK has a positive and rich history, making legacy systems hard to overcome. However, based on the improved communication and health technology we have access to today have enabled a far superior digital service to be made available, from outside the NHS, for the NHS – in myGP. I’m honoured and excited to be playing such an instrumental part in primary care history – improving the way patients access and manage their health, for good.”

Date published: January 5, 2021