NI firm awarded NHSx funding to develop digital platform for care volunteers

  • Photo: Ian Savage, chief executive of SureCert

    Belfast-based tech firm SureCert has been awarded government NHSx funding to further connect people with job and volunteering opportunities during Covid-19.

    The digital recruitment platform beat 1600 other projects in the NHSx “TechForce19” competition, which has provided 18 financial awards for innovators.

    NHSx is a joint unit from the NHS and the Department of Health and Social Care, aimed at driving the digital transformation of care.

    SureCert also has offices in Edinburgh and London. Its chief executive, Ian Savage said:

    “SureCert, supported by Experian, also manages background checks, enabling policy makers to better understand the labour market and volunteering supply and demand all without the need for face-to-face contact, speeding up the recruitment process. 

    “This grant from NHSx will enable us to immediately start a trial seeking volunteers for the care sector, already we’re collaborating with Scottish Care and Care England.

    “Our secure digital platform has been operating for three years and is extremely simple to use and has the ability to assist thousands of people.”

    Iain O’Neil, NHSx director of digital transformation added:

    “The TechForce19 challenge has harnessed some of the incredible talent we have in our tech sector, to help the most vulnerable and many of the problems created by isolation lend themselves to digital solutions - we hope this process will help people take advantage of the potential that digital technology offers.”

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