GP messaging service Accurx raises £8.8m in Series A funding

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by Keiligh Baker

British startup Accurx, which has developed a messaging service for GP surgeries, has raised £8.8 million in Series A funding.

TechCrunch reports that 'multiple sources have confirmed London venture capital firm Atomico led the round, with participation from LocalGlobe and EF.

The tech company uses Chain SMS which can be used to send advice, notify a patient of normal results, remind them to book appointments, leave a message if you fail to get through and more. Everything you send is saved back to the medical record.

It was co-founded by Jacob Haddad and Laurence Bargery, who met at Entrepreneur First in 2016.

Accurx initially set out to develop a data-set and tools to help tackle the problem of inappropriate use of antibiotics, which is a major contributor to the diminishing effectiveness of antibiotics. Since then the startup has pivoted to focus on creating a broader communication platform to bring medical teams and patients closer together.

It is already used in more than 1,300 GP surgeries across the country.