Clipper Ventures Plc and Global Medical Emergency Support Partner launch new business

12 December 2014

Clipper Ventures Plc and its Global Medical Emergency Support Partner, PRAXES Medical Group, are launching a new joint venture following partnership in the last edition of the Clipper Race.

The new service, ClipperTelemed+™ will provide fast emergency and general medical support from its doctors to crew on yachts, superyachts and commercial ships round the world. Custom medical kits and equipment will also be marketed as part of a complete medical support service.

Race Founder and Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said: “We are pleased to launch this new joint venture. It is a result of our success as partners in the last edition of the race which led to a significant increase in exposure for PRAXES' global medical services.

“Top quality medical advice will now be available for other ships 24/7, through the use of modern technology. This will give peace of mind for the company or ship owner, crew, family and guests.

“ClipperTelemed+™ doctors have specific telemedicine training and are highly experienced in providing remote advice at sea. We want to offer the same support service that we use to other mariners."

John Hockin, VP of Marketing for PRAXES, said studies have identified that the use telemedicine in marine applications can have positive financial impacts.

“ClipperTelemed+™ may reduce the need for diversions to port, as some medical conditions can be managed on board. Our doctors are able to remotely review medical histories using available details/photos and prescribe suitable drugs from the easy-to-use medical kits we supply.

“Often there are limited options for a medical evacuation and no rapid access to x-rays or hi-tech hospital equipment so the service provides peace of mind in the world’s most remote and dangerous environments.”

As part of the new service, ClipperTelemed+™ is also looking for a Business Development Manager to develop the market for medical support and medical kits in the yachting and commercial shipping markets.

To find out more about the role, click here.

To find out more about the business, click here.

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