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eMed Healthcare UK promises continuity and expansion following successful acquisition of Babylon - marking a new era for digital-first primary care in the UK.

eMed Healthcare UK, will focus on democratising healthcare through:

Digital-first 24/7 primary care with leading direct-to-consumer private and public sector partners, including the NHS (GP at Hand);

  • Expanded services focusing on chronic care management; empowering people to proactively manage their own health across a wide range of chronic conditions;
  • A new clinician-led weight management programme which supports users on their journey to help reach their goals; with weekly check-ins and content focusing on a range of topics, including lifestyle and use of Wegovy® (semaglutide).

LONDON, UK [19 October 2023]: eMed Healthcare UK, Limited (an operating subsidiary of US digital healthcare company eMed) has acquired Babylon Healthcare Services Limited and certain assets belonging to Babylon Group Holdings Limited and Babylon Partners Limited (“Babylon”). eMed Healthcare UK will continue to provide Babylon’s digital-first 24/7 primary care and expand services through eMed’s remote chronic care management starting with a clinician-led weight management programme.

This is a new era for the company and for digital-first primary care in the UK.” said Dr Patrice Harris, co-founder and CEO of eMed. She added: “Our focus for eMed Healthcare UK will be clinical excellence, high quality care, customer service and redefining chronic care management. We are totally committed to all of our patients, NHS and private, and our vision will be powered by people and enabled by digital technology.”

eMed Healthcare UK aims to be one of the leading digital-first primary care services in the UK, providing high quality, accessible care for all. It will combine the pioneering digital health tech platform and services of eMed, with the deep knowledge of patients and members gained through the millions of appointments booked via the Babylon app and other white-labelled products. The company currently employs around 1,100 employees with 700 clinicians, who delivered over 1.2 million patient appointments in the UK between August 2022 and August 2023. 

Tim Rideout, President of Global Clinical Services, said: “As eMed Healthcare UK we will be redefining what it means to provide digital-first primary care and chronic care management, with a relentless focus on the quality of care and the user experience. I look forward to continuing to work with both public and private partners to realise our ambition to be the go-to digital-first primary care service in the UK and beyond.”

eMed UK’s Managing Director, Charlie Howard said, “Our North Star’ is to create best-in-class scalable, digital healthcare for everyone in the UK.” He added: “We are excited to develop the eMed Healthcare UK offering into a world-leading digital health service. We are working fast to expand and improve existing services whilst introducing eMed’s chronic healthcare management platform starting with clinician-led weight management.”

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