Accurx, a London, UK-based messaging service for doctors to communicate with patients, raised £8.8m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Atomico, with participation from LocalGlobe and Entrepreneur First.
Co-founded by Jacob Haddad and Laurence Bargery, Accurx Message provides Chain SMS, a messaging service that allows practice managers, GPs, admin and reception staff to directly text their patients. It can be used to send advice, notify a patient of normal results, remind them to book appointments, leave a message if they fail to get through and more.
Chain SMS is a small toolbar that floats above EMIS. It pulls the patient information into the software when users click on the message icon and checks if the patient has any consent codes. Users can then write the message, and have the option to use a template and/or include a link to NHS Choices.
Everything users send is saved back to the medical record.