Trading during the Period was in line with the Board’s and market expectations, with revenue for the Period expected to be c.
Cash and cash equivalents as at 31 May 2023 is expected to be reported as c.
The Company successfully extended its contract with Queen Victoria Hospital (“QVH”) for its Bleepa-CareLocker Community Diagnostics Centre (“CDC”) solution and continued to focus on opportunities across the wider CDC spectrum, including regional CDC opportunities with integrated care systems (ICSs). Feedback remains in dialogue with several potential partners and continues to be well placed to convert its pipeline.
The Company also continued to develop opportunities in
During the Period the Company successfully recertified for a number of its accreditations including: ISO13485, the standard for quality of the product manufacturing process (a pre-requisite to medical device certification); ISO27001, relating to data governance and management; Cyber Essentials Plus, data security and resilience; and DCB0129, clinical risk management.
These standards are an essential component of the Company’s product development and strengthen its ability to sell to the NHS and international customers. Successfully revalidating against these standards has also enabled the Company to complete the technical file for the latest version of Bleepa v1.5, and to affix a UKCA mark to this product release. Bleepa v1.5 incorporates a number of advanced features that further strengthen the proposition including:
· the ability to share the patient record to a clinician outside of the current hospital deployment, opening the potential for truly regional or national care delivery;
· enhanced features for document capture such as document preview and categorisation enabling users to contribute to the patient record with virtually any medical information (referral letter, ECG trace, blood report, etc); and
· improved messaging functionalities such as tagging teams and individuals and making structured notes to enable users to communicate even more intuitively, quickly and safely.
Bleepa-CareLocker continues to present exciting opportunities as the Company’s target market expands. The combination of over 160 CDC sites to be implemented nationally, renewed Government commitment to NHS spending on the CDC programme, and increasing traction in
At a time when NHS backlogs are at an all-time high and the NHS is facing some of its worst staffing shortages, management believes the Bleepa-CareLocker solution has never been more needed. Initial data from the Bleepa-CareLocker symptom-based CDC pathway is showing encouraging results to date, with an approximate 70% saving in patient wait times compared to the NHS 18-week referral to treatment (RTT) target, without the need for additional clinical staff. The case for the Company’s solutions has also been supported by recent NHSE guidance stating that CDCs should be used to facilitate symptom-based care pathways in order to maximise their impact on patient wait times*. With the Company’s solutions reducing waiting times and increasing efficiency the Board continues to be excited by the growth opportunity.