AI-enabled pharmacy app Now Patient hit the No.1 spot in app stores weeks after going live.

It topped the charts in the health section on both iOS and Android as it received more than 25,000 downloads in its pilot phase.

Now Healthcare Group has now also launched a new website and updated app.

Now Patient seeks to disrupt a potential £8 billion UK market and to provide upwards of 15 million people with medication and GP consultations via mobile tech. NHG says more than 90 per cent of the UK population now use digital technology to access healthcare.

The app is aimed at NHS chronic care patients, who can simply nominate Now Patient as their NHS pharmacy to get free delivery of their repeat prescriptions nationwide.

NHG have agreed a contract with the NHS to ensure we deliver the same quality service for the whole of England.

“We are ecstatic to see so many people download our app in a short space of time,” said NHG founder and CEO Lee Dentith.

“Now Patient is revolutionising the healthcare industry and enabling NHS patients to manage their own healthcare, whilst significantly reducing the strain on our country’s overstretched surgeries and GP practices.”

The new Now Patient website was built by the in-house team and includes a video explainer, FAQs and the ability for customers to leave reviews and volunteer to be used in case studies.

Last year NHG became the UK’s first digital health provider to be found by the Care Quality Commission to meet all requirements within the new enhanced digital guidelines.

Its app is free to download on iOS and Android and includes smartphone-based video appointments with NHS trained GPs, medical adherence platforms to help users manage their medicine usage and repeat prescription services offering free medicine delivery.

The app also offers a live chat facility with pharmacists and triage service to connect worried patients to GPs, pharmacists and nurses.