Patient wins big at leading digital awards

A free innovative health app developed by Patient (, which enables patients to book GP appointments online, view their own medical record and create a Personal Health Record, has scooped three national awards in this year's elite Marketing on Mobile Awards (MOMAs).

The winning Patient Access app won the top award in two categories, Mobile/Tablet Customer Facing App and Public Sector Mobile Strategy/Campaign. It then also scooped the overall winners' award, the Grand Prix, at the MOMAs award ceremony which is organised by The Drum and took place on 28 May in London.

Commenting on Patient winning the Mobile/Tablet Customer Facing App, the MOMAs judges said: "The winning entry was brilliantly articulated, they'd clearly thought about the execution too. The disclosure on the value of money and man hours saved was award winning in itself." On winning the Grand Prix award, they added: "The winning app is simple and it's a time-saving tool that's convenient. It's genuinely one of the best award entries we have ever had the opportunity to judge. It was an absolute pleasure to judge."

Ben Foster, Operations Director at Patient, says: "Our Patient Access app gives citizens convenience, speed, and access to their own health data - enabling them to be better informed patients. We are delighted to be recognised by The Drum and industry experts. These three awards are an accolade to our vision of empowering patients to take a more active role in their health."

Patient is part of EMIS Group, the UK leader in connected healthcare software and services. Chris Spencer, EMIS Group CEO, says: "I was extremely proud to see EMIS Group's Patient team sweep the board at the MOMA awards. Our Patient Access service has led the UK tech market for over 10 years in enabling NHS patients to self-manage their healthcare online, from appointment booking and prescription ordering to securely viewing their own health record. The introduction of the Patient Access app together with the recent launch of EMIS Group's personal health record in partnership with Apple has meant we continue to stay ahead of the game. This award is richly deserved by everyone at the Group who has contributed to Patient's success."

Tim East, Patient Access product manager, says: "We are proud to be providing our online service to millions of patients, and winning these MOMAs is particularly special as it gives us recognition by industry experts."

Patient ( is a leading global digital health platform, established for over 16 years. With more than 18 million visits a month, it is a trusted source of medical information, advice and support for both citizens and health professionals.