Today Tefogo is proud to announce that, with their revolutionary Competency Passport app Compassly, they are one of the 21 digital health companies selected for DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator programme. The 21 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) selected for the Accelerator 2022 programme have digital solutions or services that have the highest potential to meet London’s NHS and social care challenges.
Now in its sixth consecutive year, the NHS-delivered programme, match funded by the European Regional Development Fund, has supported some of the most effective digital innovations now being used by the NHS.
Jenny Thomas, Programme Director, DigitalHealth.London, said: “We are delighted to announce today the 21 digital health companies joining our sixth DigitalHealth.London Accelerator cohort. The application process for this year’s programme was competitive as ever and as such, the final 21 companies truly are the ones to watch in the digital health space. We look forward to working with them and continuing to play our part in supporting the NHS and social care through digital transformation.”
Jonathan Knight, CEO & Co-founder of Tefogo said: “We’re thrilled to be part of the sixth DigitalHealth.London Accelerator cohort and to be recognised among the most promising digital health solutions for the NHS. We’re looking forward to working with the NHS across London and beyond to continue our mission of bringing digital competency passports to all health and social care professionals.”
Sonia Patel, Chief Information Officer, NHSX, said: “The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme has established itself as an important player in supporting the NHS and social care to make the most of the opportunities digital health offers. I look forward to seeing the next group of innovators bringing their solutions to London’s NHS.”
DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator aims to speed up the adoption of technology in London’s NHS, relieving high pressure on services and empowering patients to manage their health. for every £1 spent on the programme through the AHSNs, £12.70 is saved for the NHS*. It works with around 20 high potential SMEs over a 12-month period, giving bespoke support and advice, a programme of expert-led workshops and events, and brokering meaningful connections between innovators and NHS organisations with specific challenges. The companies successful in getting onto the Accelerator programme have been chosen through a rigorous and highly competitive selection process, involving expert NHS and industry panel assessments, interviews, and due diligence checks.
This year the companies on the programme will benefit from international partnerships with two US Accelerators, Cedars-Sinai and Mass Challenge**. The two partnerships will provide opportunities for the companies to network with global peers, showcase their products/services to key international stakeholders and gain the tools to navigate a new global market.
For more information about the companies on the programme visit: digitalhealth.london/cohort-6-accelerator
Notes to editors
Interviews and further information
For more information on Compassly, interview requests or to request a media kit, please contact Tefogo media enquiries on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, including interviews, statements and images about the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, please contact Megan Truman, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, Communications Lead on 07794276022 or email@example.com.
Compassly, a Tefogo product
Compassly is a revolutionary digital Competency Passport for health and social care professionals. It makes assessment of competencies incredibly easy, and for the first time gives healthcare providers a complete view of their team’s skills – vital for assuring the safe care of patients.
Developed alongside frontline NHS healthcare professionals, it helps health and social care providers ensure staff have the right skills to care for patients, standards providers to easily distribute and monitor their competencies, and health and social care professionals build and maintain skills throughout their careers. Find out more at www.compassly.com.
The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator was the first programme of DigitalHealth.London. It is aimed at digital health companies that would benefit from better engagement with the NHS and the wider health sector, in order to refine and develop products and services that meet the needs of the system.
The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is run by a consortium of founding partners comprising of two of London’s Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) – the Health Innovation Network, and UCLPartners – as well as CW+ and MedCity. The programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme.
European Regional Development Fund
The project is receiving up to £3.8 million of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community.
For more information visit gov.uk/european-growth-funding