Collaboration like never before - a thank you to industry colleagues
A thank you note to techUK and industry partners, including many of our members, for their assistance during COVID-19.
Written by Tara Donnelly, Chief Digital Officer, NHSX. Originally published here on the 3rd July 2020.
As NHSX turns one and the NHS marks another year, an extraordinary year, of caring for those we love, I’d like to thank the hundreds of digital tech companies that have pledged their support to the COVID-19 response.
Frontline workers continue to do incredible work in the most difficult of circumstances that 12 months ago would have seemed almost unimaginable. Their dedication demands and deserves the same level of tenacity and skill in coming together as a sector, from digital start-ups to established brands, to be a force for good.
Right now people need digital technology more than ever and I’m grateful for the hard work and determination of NHSX staff and countless others to make this happen. This appreciation is only matched by my anxiety that the following thank you list may not be exhaustive given the numerous offers of support we’ve received.
Collaboration is helping our frontline to stay connected and supported, from broadband and phone offers to digital assistance with essential shopping and travel.
Companies we’re working with include: Microsoft, BT & EE, O2, Vodafone, Three, Tesco Mobile, Virgin Media, talktalk, Sky, Openreach, Gigaclear, Cityfibre, Post Office, ID Mobile, Lycamobile, GiffGaff, Plusnet, KCOM, ASK4, Community Fibre, Zzoomm, Voneus, Smarty, Hyperoptic, G.Network, Spectrum, Wightfibre, Dell, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, DXC, Ask-4 Business, BOB Health, Reply UK, HealthSHIP, Salesforce, Burson Cohn & Wolfe, Croft Communications, Thumbtel, Uber, Facebook, Liberate Meditation, Headspace, Local Globe, Big Health, Silver Cloud Health, Unmind, Morrisons and Iceland.
Collaboration is helping our patients and citizens connect with health professionals, carers and loved ones, from pledges of smartphones and tablets to video consultation and remote monitoring technologies.
Companies we’re working with include: AccurX, eConsult Health Ltd (eConsult), Engage Health Systems Ltd (Engage Consult), Silicon Practice Ltd (Footfall), Visiba UK Ltd (Visiba Care), Doctorlink Ltd (Doctorlink), EMIS (EMIS Online Triage), Sensely UK (Ask NHS), Digital Medical Supply UK Ltd (LIVI), One Medical Group Ltd (Lincus),MyMed Ltd (Q Doctor), iPLATO Healthcare (Remote Consultation), Attend Anywhere Video Consultations, Medopad (Huma), Samsung and HCI Digital Health Videos.
Collaboration is helping to create innovative digital solutions to protect and save lives, from artificial intelligence to help control and treat the virus, to apps that support some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
Companies we’re working with include: GoodSam, eBay, Netpremacy, Mark Bamford NFP Coalition, Zuhlke Engineering, Palantir, Zoe, PA Consulting, EY, Allocate, Touch Surgery, Accenture, PUBLIC, Pivitol, Feebris, Peppy, Chanua, Vine Health, Beam, Alcuris Ltd, Ampersand, Aparito, Rix Research and Media (University of East London) and Buddi.
Collaboration is helping swiftly find solutions to problems the pandemic poses to our health, care and wellbeing through pledges of resources and expertise. Companies and industry bodies we’re working with include:
techUK, ThinkNinja, Digital Unite, Amazon, Google, Apple, BBC, HeleCloud, Accenture, Faculty, Deloitte, McKinsey, Amiqus, Civica, Govox, Peoplesource, SGIS, Yoti, Premier Work Support, TFS Healthcare, AstraZeneca, Digital Unite, Team Kinetic, Birdie, Just Checking, Peopletoo and Novoville, Simply Do, SureCert, VCCP, VideoVist Ltd and Virti.
Together we are professionals playing our part, but individually we are all part of families and communities trying to get through these difficult times. A heartfelt thank you from our teams to yours for your hard work, goodwill and ongoing support. We couldn’t have done it without you.
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