PillSorted, a personalised delivery pharmacy service, has raised £4.8 million in seed funding.
The company aims to provide a personalised way of delivering medication to patients, while setting forth the blueprint for the future of digital pharmacy care.
Its technology says it delivers timely medication to the many thousands of patients currently struggling with inefficient home delivery services, upgrading the quality of care, cutting pharmacist workloads and creating NHS-wide efficiency improvements.
As predictive health becomes increasingly popular within the HealthTech industry, PillSorted’s team of data scientists plan on using smart algorithms to improve health outcomes and give better advice, cutting the cost of future medications and prioritising the wellbeing of patients.
Founded in 2019 by pharmacist Zeinab Ardeshir, PillSorted combines compassionate care with smart automation, removing the admin burden of manually processing prescriptions and freeing up pharmacists to spend more time listening to their patients, explaining how medication works and delivering a holistic, personalised service.
By tapping into NHS integrations such as NHS Spine, PillSorted’s systematic feedback loop between pharmacies and GPs has huge potential to offer a better standard of care while improving efficiency levels for healthcare professionals. It also gives patients access to digital consultations with a regular pharmacist when needed and manages medication delivery.
“The typical pharmacy experience has long been in need of an upgrade, and most pharmacists, despite being well trained and highly knowledgeable, are so bogged down by manual, repetitive tasks that they only have time to provide a basic, transactional service,” said CEO Ardeshir.
“Our mission is to provide a personalised pharmacy service for people who are on lots of medication that makes accessing the drugs and support they need a whole lot easier for them.
“In the same way that we can now get groceries delivered on-demand, I wanted to create a company that could play a similar role in providing essential medication. Not only does our service make medication deliveries easier for patients, but our pharmacists are also able to review medication regularly and ensure patients are getting the best care possible.
“I want PillSorted to play a role in providing preventative healthcare for the community, which is so important given the NHS staff shortages we’re currently seeing.”
Backed by Pear VC, Hoxton Ventures, Edison Partners and the founders of DoorDash, the fundraise will be used to further enhance PillSorted’s technology and predictive medication capabilities, and expand the company’s UK workforce.
It has also begun trialling the service to support care workers as part of an ongoing integration with social care.