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UK medtech startup welcomes new clinical director and team

5 March 2017

  • MedShr has appointed Dr James Quekett, former Director of Primary Care at Doctors.net.uk as their new Clinical Director
  • Education Fellows appointed to support medical education
  • The new team members will further develop the formal education offering for MedShr working with partners including Digital Health London, NHS England and Health Education England

MedShr, the global professional network for clinical case discussion, has today announced the appointment of Dr James Quekett, an experienced GP and former Director of Primary Care at Doctors.net.

Dr Quekett will lead clinical and educational initiatives at MedShr, and brings his extensive experience in medical education from one of the world’s largest medical networks. Two full time educational fellows Dr Ahmed Wobi, a Radiology registrar, and Dr Rosie Barnett, a junior doctor, will support him.

On joining the MedShr team, Dr Quekett said: “This is an exciting opportunity to work on a rapidly growing mobile case discussion network. I’m particularly keen on how the MedShr platform can be used to solve real-life clinical issues and translate the best evidence into clinical practice.”

MedShr is a secure, encrypted medical education platform that enables verified medical professionals to
discuss clinical cases so that they can share knowledge & skills and ultimately, save lives. Patients can provide consent easily and securely in-app, meeting confidentiality and governance guidelines.

Founded by Dr Asif Qasim, a leading cardiologist based in London, MedShr was launched in 2015 and is now being used by over 200,000 doctors, dentists, medical students and other healthcare professionals in over 180 countries.

Dr Qasim, MedShr founder & CEO and a consultant cardiologist, said: “We are privileged to have someone with Dr Quekett’s experience and deep knowledge in medical education joining the team. Our aim is to make MedShr the world’s foremost clinical case discussion network and deliver substantial benefits to patient care.”

MedShr won Facebook Start Social Good App of the Year 2016 and is a founding member of the TechFugees initiative to support victims of the refugee crisis. They have secured partnerships with several NHS bodies, Health Education England, Doctors.net, Doctors of the World, Haymarket publishing group and a number of commercial partners.

MedShr has also joined Digital Health London – a collaboration between the three London ASHNs, the Mayor of London and Academic Science Centres to support embedding this technology in the NHS.

About MedShr

MedShr is an app and platform for the medical community, launched in 2015, to share and discuss clinical cases securely. 

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