Managing strategy and advisory boards

Push Doctor: Advisory board appointed to support growth

Digital GP provider Push Doctor wanted to engage with national bodies including NHS Digital, NHS England and the CQC to create meaningful relationships.

ZPB recruited, established and run an independent advisory board chaired by the former NHS Improvement chairman Ed Smith. Other members include chair of the Christie NHS Foundation Trust Christine Outram and former junior minister MP Nicola Blackwood.

Push Doctor provide fast-access GP consultations on smartphones

In the 18 months since the board was formed, members have supported Push Doctor with the following:

  1. Demonstrating a significant improvement in theirCQC inspections, from ‘unsafe’ and ‘ineffective’ in 2017 to ‘well-led’ in 2018
  2. Launching a service to NHS partners with contracts across the UK covering over 600,000 NHS patients
  3. Building relationships with senior leaders at NHS England, NHS Digital, CQC, PHE and the Department of Health and Social Care
  4. Increasing visibility and brand awareness with key players in the system through introductions and networking

To find out more about advisory boards, get in touch with Charlie Monger at

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