We started Living With because we could see the need for a more joined up relationship between doctors and patients. We could see the need for continuous care outside of the GP surgery or clinic or hospital.
Our experience living with conditions comes from first-hand knowledge. One of our co-founders, Chris Robson, has lived with ulcerative colitis for 30 years and has direct experience of the terrifying unpredictability of auto-immune diseases.
It was after Chris was hospitalised with Guillain-Barré syndrome and learned to walk again that he began to question how he could help prevent others from experiencing the same rollercoaster of uncertainty. One moment, stable and in remission and the next, in a downwards spiral of pain.
Another co-founder, Jonathan Waywell had seen the devastating effects of pelvic problems on new mothers and had started to think about how digital could be used to make a difference to their lives. Chris and Jonathan had worked together before building digital agency, Syzygy, and together started planning a solution, bringing in Wyc to provide further technical expertise.
David soon joined the team adding experience and expertise from numerous technology businesses, initially in telecommunications then software & services organisations working within the healthcare space.
As a young start-up we created one app for pelvic floor muscle exercise programmes to tackle the taboo of incontinence.
We decided to give a % of our profits to the NHS to show our commitment to making a difference
It became the No 1 app in this area
It then became the No 1 paid medical app in the UK
We built a platform to connect this app to the clinician so that they can monitor their patients and it works. It saves time, costs and has improved outcomes.
By now, more and more clinicians were approaching us with ideas to use our technology. So we decided to make it easy for them to do it for themselves, or at least to use one of ours.
We’re helping clinicians. We’re supporting patients. We’re democratising the industry.