Heart and circulatory diseases cause a quarter of all deaths in the UK, that's more than 160,000 deaths each year – one every three minutes. There are around 7.6 million people living with a heart or circulatory disease in the UK. This costs the NHS an estimated £7.4 billion per year, with a wider cost to the economy of around £15.8 billion. Early identification of those at highest risk can ensure appropriate treatment, prevent many cases and reduce the strain on the healthcare system.
Certific and PocDoc are combining their expertise and leading the revolution in self-directed healthcare. PocDoc’s unique and ground-breaking technology allows anyone with a smartphone to give themselves an accurate ‘at home’ blood test for major diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Certific enables certified remote medical diagnostics at scale by providing technology that makes self-administered medical tests reliable, straightforward and easy to do anywhere, making it more convenient for the patient and saving time and money for healthcare professionals.
Steve Roest, CEO of PocDoc, said “We are delighted to announce PocDoc’s partnership with Certific – they are a real digital disruptor in healthcare that we admire and have followed their success closely. They bring a wealth of experience and our combined knowledge will empower patients to improve their heart health, helping prevent future heart attacks or strokes through home-based digital solutions.’’