Health inequalities are rising and recent improvements in healthy life expectancy have stalled whilst a person’s health and the care they are likely to receive depends more on where they live than the choices they make. Rather than helping people to stay healthy, our society all too often waits for something to go wrong. Appt wants to change that.
At Appt we want to see a world where patients are aware of what appointments they are entitled to, where staff can focus on the clinical provision of care and, where an individual's socio-economic background does not dictate their health. We are working to reduce health inequalities by building the tools that make the delivery of preventive healthcare better.
This all started when Hector (Appt’s founder) was working on the front line in a GP practice in East London. He saw that whilst there is a lot of talk about improving public and preventive healthcare, action on the ground is harder to achieve. It’s particularly hard in primary care, where there is always something more urgent demanding your attention. Hector thought that GP practice staff just didn’t have the tools they needed.
Appt is powered by a tightknit, mission driven team. We build things that pragmatically solve the problem that primary care teams actually face. We do this with a sense of empathy and compassion for what it is like to be a patient or a primary care provider in a deprived community. We think that the lessons learned on the front line (where Appt was founded) are relevant for care providers everywhere.
Things at Appt are moving quickly and we are always looking for talented, friendly and caring people to join the team.