At Epro we provide high quality solutions, designed with clinical insight at the core. We innovate by creating opportunities that engage with patients to drive better health. Our award-winning modular platform supports a growing community of 15 NHS Trusts and over 22,000 NHS users with leading edge tools to deliver better patient care.
We’re not just another software development company. We aim to produce the very best software for hospital trusts, to make a real difference to staff and ultimately patient experiences. This is no small task: our long-term goal is for clinical staff to see Epro as being one of the reasons they choose to work at a Trust.
Epro’s success is down to our belief that medical software needs to be world class: designed to meet user needs and simplify administration work within hospitals. We believe that by designing the best systems for staff we can make a significant difference to the general experience people have when they use a hospital trust.
This means our software has to be built to the best standards. We have a lot of pride in the quality of our code, and the skills our team has.
How we started
Dr. Adam Towler, was working as a dermatologist in the NHS when he became frustrated with the way patient records were handled within hospital trusts. The systems did not support his work, and were not really fit for purpose. This problem sparked the initial idea for Epro.
In 2001 Epro was created. To date Epro maintains the ethos that medical software needs to be world class in both speed and usability to meet user needs
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust
Epro was deployed as a first pilot within its first NHS hospital setting, taking the software from concept to a commercial product
Epro commisioned by West Suffolk to write custom Discharge Summaries module
West Suffolk hit key targets by replacing discharge summaries resulting in 100% transmission to GP’s within 24 hours of the patient being discharged
Trustwide extension to clinical correspondence and handover lists at West Suffolk
West Suffolk deploy Epro as an enterprise solution, providing a means to access and distribute clinical documentation
First company to implement NHS dm + d (Drugs, medicines + devices) dictionary in secondary care
Epro provides implementation of coded systems to describe drugs and medicines
Epro wins contract for 2,500 user installation at Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Awarded ITK accreditation from the Information Sharing Challenge Fund, leading to Leeds Teaching Hospitals deploying Epro trust-wide
Enterprise-wide deployment at Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Epro deployed successfully with clinical correspondence module saving £1.1million per annum compared to paper based methods
20,000 registered Epro users
Across all combined NHS trust customer sites, 20,000 Epro users are registered, creating letters, dictations and storing medical documents electronically
Epro appoints Bob Gilkes as CEO
Bob Gilkes has come in to Epro to disrupt and lead strategic development of the company. With a vast portfolio in business development, investment and building partnerships, Bob is taking Epro to new heights
20,000,000 letters created in Epro
Across each deployed NHS Trust site, 20,000,000 letters have been created and distributed
Innovation in clinical usability
Epro has placed usability and speed at the forefront of its solutions since it was founded, with the aim of improving the clinical user experience across the range of medical disciplines.
“Epro ranked top for usability amongst clinicians“
This was recognised in a clinical Software Usability Survey (cSUS) conducted by Digital Health Intelligence in 2016.