The DrDoctor Blog

Insight and thoughts from the DrDoctor team

Running a company

Demo Day!

October 31, 2012

So BGV demo day came and went. We packed out campus, standing room only – testament to the quality of the BGV network, but also the level of interest in social innovation in London right now. People are really starting to stand up and realise that they can use their

NHS

Giving people what they want

October 18, 2012

We’ve had a couple of really interesting days at DrDoctor. Aware that we don’t want to build something that no one wants, we’ve been in outpatients departments, talking to patients and understanding their frustrations. Asking them what they want. Quickly it becomes clear that people know what they want –

Running a company

Entrepreneurship with Purpose

September 24, 2012

Entrepreneurship changes lives – ask the founder of a hit company that exited for millions. But is it the catalyst which will drag Britain from recession, save the millennial generation from the debts imposed on them by their parents, and solve world poverty? Should everyone strive to start a company?

Healthcare IT

HANDI – Working together

September 19, 2012

The UK health market is in a unique and exciting stage right now. NPfIT will soon be a distant memory – one we should never forget – and trusts are finally able to procure as they choose. Simultaneously software is eating the world, and the enterprise market is changing. Platforms, libraries

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Late cancellations – the hidden opportunity

August 29, 2012

This weekend’s headlines have been dominated by the news that one in ten NHS hospital appointments is missed; costing the taxpayer up to £600 milllion a year and increasing waiting time for patients across the board. Conflicting timetables, changes in perceived need or simple forgetfulness all contribute to people missing millions of appointments

Running a company

What really matters

August 22, 2012

There is so much to do. The potential number of things you can be working on as a founder are startling. Product development, distribution, marketing, investor relations, customer relations, brand, interface design, picking the right domain.. As geeks, our default position is product. Lets play with a new language, a

Running a company

So many ideas

August 17, 2012

We’re fundamentally passionate about changing the way you interact with your healthcare providers. It’s this that drives us to do what we are; the problem that keeps us up late thinking of solutions. It’s where our thoughts go daydreaming on the train. But that desire for change hides a real