Digital health company Now Healthcare Group has promoted CTO Tim Ng to chief operating officer.

After an extremely successful 2017 for the MediaCityUK-based business, solutions architect Paul Maddox has also been promoted to head of development.

Ng joined NHG after it was founded in 2013 and has a strong background in operations and succession planning having worked as operations director for a leading financial organisation.

Maddox joined the business in early 2017 and has over 15 years’ experience in technology, data and AI and has worked for Siemens, EMC and Websense.

“Tim has been pivotal in helping us to get where we are today, from attracting financial investment to developing the Now Healthcare Group app products,” said CEO and founder Lee Dentith.

“He has a great background in succession planning and in growing businesses from an operational level and that combined with his technical knowledge make him a perfect fit to help us on the next part of our business journey.

“He has a fantastic relationship with Paul and together they are helping us to build a formidable team and create ground-breaking digital health products to change the lives of our nation.”

Award-winning NHG has products Now Patient and Now GP and has nearly 20 million customers across the globe.

Ng said: “It is a game-changing time for the Digital Health industry and I like to think we are building a team to enable us to be at the forefront of those changes.

“Lee is a real entrepreneur and passionate about creating products to change lives. Paul is a great addition and he is building a team to further research and develop artificial intelligence and machine learning.

“It has been an exhilarating three years’ building the Now Healthcare Group brand and I look forward to taking a more operational role within the business as we move into 2018.”

The company recently became the first provider its field to be found by the Care Quality Commission, the government&'s regulatory body for healthcare services, to be providing services that are safe, responsive, effective, well-led and caring.