Bristol company scoops national award for technology that’s “transformed” medicine safety


L-R: Tariq Muhammed, Chief Executive of Invatech Health, Professor Clive Bowman, Chair of Invatech Health, Dr Mathew Smith of Cardiff University

Bristol company, Invatech Health, has won a prestigious national award for how its technology has “transformed” methods of managing medicines for the elderly in UK care homes.

The Eastville-based company won the ‘Improving Care with Technology’ category in this year’s Health Service Journal Awards.

Now in their 35th year, the awards celebrate the nation’s most innovative and successful projects in healthcare and the NHS.

Invatech Health saw off competition from eight other shortlisted finalists to scoop the award for its Proactive Care System (PCS), an electronic recording system enabling nurses, carers and pharmacists to share real-time information about care home residents’ medication.

The PCS technology is being heralded as a safer and more efficient alternative to out-dated paper-based recording systems used by many of the 20,000 UK care homes.

After receiving the award Tariq Muhammed, Chief Executive of Invatech Health, said: “We have worked immensely hard to establish the company in Bristol with an expanding workforce and this award is welcome recognition for the innovative and pioneering work our team has achieved.

“We are very proud that the judges have recognised the positive impact of the Proactive Care System in the face of strong competition.”

More than 200 care homes across the UK have started using the PCS system since it was launched 18 months ago, benefiting more than 9,100 residents.

In another major development for Invatech Health, they have secured a contract to supply the PCS technology to Well Careplus, part of Well Pharmacy, the UK’s biggest independent pharmacy chain.

The deal is likely to create around 450 jobs across the UK, which includes the Well Careplus site on Stapleton Road.