IXICO announces NHS emergency and out-of-hours services development contract

March 30, 2016
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Supporting personalised care pathways in dementia

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30 March 2016, IXICO plc (Ticker: IXI) (‘IXICO’ or the ‘Company’), the brain health company, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a development contract by SBRI Healthcare (the Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare) for the further development and integration of MyBrainBook, its digital platform designed to support people with dementia, with NHS urgent and emergency care service providers in London.

Building on previous work, this initiative will provide urgent and emergency care services including 111 and GP out-of-hours services with real-time access to a combination of clinical, social care and care planning information, including escalation planning information, directly from MyBrainBook users to help support personalized care pathways in dementia.  The six month project will be led by IXICO in partnership with Healthy London Partnership.

Commenting on the contract, Derek Hill, CEO of IXICO, said:

“We are delighted to be working in collaboration with SBRI Healthcare.  This initiative not only extends the value of MyBrainBook, but enables us to work in partnership with the NHS to ensure that patients with dementia are treated in a more tailored and effective way.”

Eileen Sutton, NHS Lead for Integrated Urgent Care (111 & GP out-of-hours) Programme for London at Healthy London Partnership, said:

“Our programme works with a range of crisis and care planning partners to provide NHS 111 callers with a more coordinated service.  We are looking forward to working with IXICO to provide greater personalised care for people with dementia who use the MyBrainBook platform.”

 

Enquiries:

 

IXICO plc

+44 20 3763 7499

Derek Hill, CEO

 

Susan Lowther, CFO

 

Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

+44 20 7418 8900

James Steel / Oliver Jackson

 

Daniel Stewart & Company (Joint Broker)

+44 207 776 6550

Martin Lampshire / David Coffman

 

FTI Consulting Limited (Investor Relations)

+44 20 3727 1000

Simon Conway / Mo Noonan / Matthew Moss

 

 


 

Notes to Editors

 

About IXICO

IXICO’s innovative and proprietary digital healthcare technologies help those involved in researching and treating serious diseases to capture and analyse clinical data to make rapid, informed decisions.  In clinical research this includes the phenotyping of patients, quantification of disease pathology and measurement of patient outcomes.  In clinical practice the mobile health and digital decision support technologies aid diagnosis, patient engagement and monitoring. IXICO is also collaborating with partners to develop companion digital health products targeted at improving patient outcomes.

The Company’s brain health focus includes Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, behavioral health, child and adolescent mental health.

More information is available on www.ixico.com

 

About MyBrainBook®

MyBrainBook® has been developed by IXICO as a new way of providing the best care to people with dementia. MyBrainBook is a digital hub which gives people with dementia and their carers the ability to build a personal profile and action plan with information they provide about the important aspects of their life. Restricted access is available to health and social care workers to ensure the appropriate support can be provided when needed.

More information is available on www.mybrainbook.com

 

About Healthy London Partnership

Healthy London Partnership is the collaboration of all 32 London CCGs and NHS England London. It is working with the London Health Board members (Mayor of London, London Councils, NHS England London, London Office of CCGs, and Public Health England) to unite and amplify the efforts of a growing community of people and organisations that believe it is possible to achieve a healthier, liveable, global city by 2020. Transforming London’s urgent and emergency care system is one of the 10 work programmes of the Healthy London Partnership, and includes the objective of improving and expanding the NHS 111 system to direct patients to the most appropriate care setting to receive the right care, first time.

More information is available on www.myhealth.london.nhs.uk/healthy-london

 

About SBRI Healthcare

The Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI Healthcare) is an NHS England initiative, championed by the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), that aim to promote UK economic growth whilst addressing unmet health needs and enhancing the take up of known best practice. Part of Innovation Health and Wealth, the SBRI Healthcare programme sets industry the challenge in a series of health related competitions which result in fully funded development contracts between the awarded company and the NHS. Unlike many R&D projects which offer grant or match funding, SBRI contracts are 100 per cent funded and the company retains the IP.

More information is available on www.sbrihealthcare.co.uk

 

About Academic Health Science Networks

Academic Health Science Networks, of which there are 15 regionally based, have been recently designated to provide a systematic delivery mechanism for the local NHS, universities, public health and social care to work with industry to transform the identification, adoption and spread of proven innovations and best practice. SBRI Healthcare competition theme areas are chosen in partnership with the Academic Health Science Networks across England. The programme management is led by the Eastern Academic Health Science Network on behalf of NHS England.

More information is available on www.eahsn.org.uk

About Health Enterprise East

Health Enterprise East Limited (HEE) is the NHS Innovation Hub for the East of England, and assists with accelerating the development and uptake of innovative MedTech products and services that improve the quality of healthcare delivery.

Having pioneered and successfully run the initiative for the East of England since its launch in 2009, HEE now oversees the national SBRI Healthcare programme bringing together businesses, the healthcare industry and the NHS.

More Information is available on www.hee.co.uk


Contacts:

SBRI Healthcare
Joop Tanis – SBRI Healthcare Programme Manager

Health Enterprise East
Email: Joop.tanis@hee.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1223 928040


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