Cievert has secured funding in collaboration with Barts Health NHS Trust and London South Bank University’s Prof Nicola Thomas. The project ‘Reducing unnecessary out-patient appointments in kidney care‘ won the popular vote at the Q Exchange competition.

Patients who have received kidney transplants currently have follow-up appointments at regular intervals in order to check their blood results and ask how they feel. This can often mean that they take time off work and travel only for the appointment to confirm what they knew already. Cievert proposes that patients have their blood tests done locally to them and that they answer personalised questionnaires via the Penguin platform. Penguin will then automatically look at the results and determine whether the patient would benefit from a face-to-face appointment.

The aim is to reduce unnecessary appointments, improve outcomes, and enhance the patient experience.