Malinko selected for Digital North Accelerator’s ‘Restore, Reset, Recover’ programme

September 11th, 2021

Helping the north to recover

Yorkshire and Humber AHSN, Health Innovation Manchester, Innovation Agency North West Coast and North East and North Cumbria AHSN joined forces in 2019 to help companies within their regions to increase the adoption of their innovations across the whole of the north of England. The Digital North Accelerator Programme was established to deliver a range of supporting activities to facilitate adoption and spread of new technologies.

Building on the success of the 2019/2020 programme, the AHSNs have decided to run the programme again in 2021. Due to the unprecedented challenge the NHS has experienced over the last 18 months with the pandemic, the programme has been adapted to focus on NHS Recovery.

Digital North Accelerator Programme: Restore, Reset and Recover

Following a long list of SME submissions by the four AHSNs, Malinko is one of eight companies selected using a set criteria and reviewed to ensure:

  • the cohort would address the needs of the NHS
  • have some established roll out in the north
  • each company is ready for widespread adoption of their innovations.

Rob McGovern, co-founder of Malinko said, “We’re delighted to be part Digital North Recovery Programme and look forward to working with Digital North to address the challenges faced by community health and social care teams across the north of England as they recover from the devastating effects of the pandemic. Digital North is well-placed to help NHS teams running on empty to adopt transformative technology that they might otherwise not have had time to explore and implement.

“Our e-scheduling software is already helping several trusts in the north to deliver clinically safe care, understand capacity and demand, and provide visibility across community-based health and social care teams who can now safely and efficiently coordinate care around each citizen. 90% of clinical care happens in the community but digital advancements have focused mainly on hospital-based and primary care. This programme will support the NHS long term plan ambition of putting community services at the front and centre of digital transformation.”