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Northern Doctors Urgent Care

The speed and cost effectiveness of the BlackBerry solution as well as the quality of the software and training provided by Astute have made this the most pleasurable project I’ve ever had to manage.
Ben Stobbs IT and Telecommunciations Manager, NDUC
  • Industry: Healthcare/Life Sciences
  • Region: EMEA
  • Company Size: Large
  • Solution: BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Exchange with BlackBerry® Mobile Data System
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  • To provide the best level of service to patients
  • To comply with the stringent national quality requirements laid out by the NHS for out of hours care providers
  • To provide doctors with instant, secure access to patient records while on visits


  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange with BlackBerry® Mobile Data System
  • BlackBerry smartphones with an application developed by Astute Mobile Data Solutions providing live and secure access to Northern Doctors Urgent Care’s patient records
  • Mobile server administration application, access to network files and folders and a voice guided Sat Nav package from Telmap™ Navigator


  • Predicted cost savings of £100,000 per year
  • Efficiency – one hour of time saved per doctor per day
  • Improved patient service
  • High security for patient data