2010 - Jannen Vamadeva (Anytime Doctor)
Jannen Vamadeva graduated from Imperial College London with a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering. He spent five years working within strategy consulting and derivatives trading to accumulate enough capital to fulfil his dream of starting his own business.
Jannen noticed first-hand how hard it was to see a GP. A growing number of people with busy lives or patients with mobility difficulties find it difficult to see a doctor. He also discovered that many clinical slots at NHS GP clinics were taken by patients with minor ailments - this led to longer waiting times for patients with more serious medical conditions.
Jannen Vamadeva (left) of Anytime Doctor receiving his award from James Smith, Chairman of Shell (UK).
In addition the NHS is the largest UK public sector contributor to climate change. 21 million tonnes of CO2 are emitted each year, of which 3.6 million tonnes (16%) of emissions are from patients driving to NHS facilities.
Jannen wanted to improve the aforementioned problems and designed a web-based interface that allowed patients to directly communicate with doctors. Anytime Doctor was born!
Jannen’s aim is to provide patients with online consultations and postal treatment for minor medical conditions thereby reducing waiting times and our carbon footprint. Anytime Doctor was only the second UK online doctor service to be authorised and regulated by the Care Quality Commission, the Governmental healthcare regulator.
Find Out More
For more details about the finalists and judges involved with the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010 final and Shell LiveWIRE LIVE! event, please visit: http://www.shell-livewire.org/business-library/shell-livewire-events/shell-livewire-live-2010/
You can watch a video of the announcement of the 2010 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the top right hand corner of your screen.