PocDoc, a digital health platform originating in Cambridge, has expanded its services to four major UK community pharmacy chains, offering app-based Health Checks in over 300 locations. Partnering with Knights Pharmacy Group, Weldricks Pharmacy Group, Greenlight Pharmacy Group, and Lincolnshire Co-op Pharmacy, PocDoc aims to improve access to cholesterol testing and address health inequality through digital solutions.
The PocDoc app delivers a complete cardiovascular Health Check pathway, including a lab-grade cholesterol test with results available in under 10 minutes. The platform also gathers data on blood pressure and BMI, showcasing the information in a health dashboard that compares results to NHS clinical guidelines.
Collaborating with community pharmacies, PocDoc is working to increase access to cardiovascular screening, both in-pharmacy and in community settings. This expansion helps address health inequality and contributes to the prevention of heart attacks and strokes through increased cholesterol testing.
In addition to their pharmacy partnerships, PocDoc has secured two major NHS contracts to expand cholesterol testing access beyond traditional GP surgery settings, including at home, on the high street, and in other community environments. PocDoc recently completed a substantial investment round led by Forward Partners, MMC Ventures, and Simplyhealth.
Steve Roest, CEO of PocDoc, highlighted the significant role of community pharmacies in increasing access to cardiovascular screening and improving public health through their digital Health Check services.