PocDoc Announces Collaboration with Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation and Health Innovation North East and North Cumbria
Middlesbrough Football Club, Health Innovation North East and North Cumbria, and PocDoc Announce Collaborative Match Day Health Checks initiative
MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND — PocDoc, in partnership with Middlesbrough Football Club (MFC) Foundation and Health Innovation North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC), is proud to announce the launch of an innovative health initiative aimed at providing comprehensive heart health checks directly to the community at the Riverside Stadium and across the wider Boro area. This collaboration is part of a focused effort to enhance accessible healthcare and promote cardiovascular well-being among the residents of Middlesbrough.
Going where the people are
Middlesbrough Football Club (MFC) is the heart of the community, regularly getting tens of thousands of fans coming to match days and its Foundation is a leader in community-based healthcare across the region. PocDoc has joined forces with MFC Foundation and AHSN NENC to bring innovative cardiovascular health check services to the people – and in a first for Middlesbrough FC, fans will be able to get a Match Day Health Check before matches at the iconic Riverside.
This initiative centres around PocDoc’s proprietary 5-lipid marker test, which delivers a comprehensive cholesterol check within just 7 minutes, alongside other essential health factors such as QRISK scoring and Heart Health.
Words from Key Stakeholders:
"Healthcare has to go where the people are and this collaborative effort brings healthcare professionals directly in contact with the very people who are traditionally referred to as “hard to reach”. Combing the PocDoc technology with traditional non-invasive health testing at locations with high community engagement is the type of innovative thinking that is needed, especially in areas where GPs are not easy to reach. "
- Julia Newton, Medical Director of AHSN NENC
“ We are thrilled to partner with Middlesbrough Football Club and Health Innovation North East and North Cumbria to bring crucial health checks into the heart of the community – including to the mighty Boro fans. It’s part of our ongoing commitment to make health assessment and disease prevention more accessible to everyone. We believe this initiative will serve as a model for community health engagement and we look forward to its positive impact,"
- Steve Roest, CEO and Co-Founder of PocDoc
PocDoc’s 5 lipid-marker test allows ease of access in remote areas
The ease of access and simplicity of the PocDoc lipid marker test make it an ideal solution for individuals in remote locations or those who do not have easy access to healthcare professionals. By providing a more accessible alternative to traditional GP visits, the test is a significant step towards empowering individuals to take charge of their heart health.
About Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation:
Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation is the charitable division of Middlesbrough FC, committed to creating positive change in the Teesside community through the universal appeal of football. Their mission is to harness the club's influence to boost confidence, instil hope, and enhance the life opportunities for youth and adults in the area, especially in underprivileged sectors. Emphasising quality, continuous improvement, effective communication, teamwork, and inclusivity, the Foundation delivers various sports, education, health, and inclusion programs, aiming to unite and uplift the community it serves.
About Health Innovation North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC)
Health Innovation North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) is instrumental in nurturing healthcare innovation to improve regional population health and stimulate economic growth. Collaborating with the Integrated Care System, NHS Trusts, and universities, AHSN NENC spearheads initiatives like the Patient Safety Collaborative, driving transformative healthcare solutions while aligning with national and regional healthcare priorities.
PocDoc is a leading digital health platform, combining proprietary lateral flow tests and cloud-based AI diagnostics to deliver end-to-end digital pathways for cardiovascular disease assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, aiming to make diagnostic testing as accessible and affordable as possible.