women in the UK suffer from a UTI
UTI related GP appointments
A&E attendances related to uncomplicated UTI
Enable women to self-test in minutes and access a quick diagnosis and treatment at their community pharmacy.
Patients receive free test kit at their community pharmacy
Patients complete the test using a smartphone app. Pharmacists access results and provide an in-person diagnosis
Patients receive prescription of antibiotics if needed
Head of Pharmacy
The Minuteful UTI test app and kit allow women to test themselves for signs of a UTI. Using colourimetric analysis, computer vision, and AI we transform the smartphone camera into a clinical-grade medical device. The app walks the user through a simple test, making it as easy as snapping a photo.
Shifting the UTI workload to community pharmacies can prevent up to 10 million annual GP appointments and reduce the capacity crisis.
Securing an appointment, doing a urine test in the clinic, and being prescribed medication typically takes several days, needlessly prolonging suffering. Minuteful UTI shortens the entire process to mere minutes.
Minuteful UTI helps ensure that women presenting symptoms of a suspected UTI are properly tested before antibiotics are supplied.
The new NHS Operational Planning Guidance 2022/23 encourages health systems to empower community pharmacies in order to improve timely access to primary care. Minuteful UTI does just that.
By allowing for in-person pharmacy assessments our solution frees up GP appointments and expedites the path to treatment. A recent deployment conducted in partnership with Lincolnshire CCG demonstrated the solution's potential to reduce GPs' UTI workload and expedite care, whilst maintaining high clinical standards.
of women in Lincolnshire CCG who used the service said they'd recommend it to a friend
of pharmacists surveyed would recommend other pharmacists take part in the service
of patients who suffered from 1+ major UTI symptoms, tested unlikely for UTI, potentially avoiding unnecessary antibiotics
How a community-led pharmacy test and treat service provided accessible and timely care for uncomplicated UTIs.
Read the evaluation
How Lincolnshire CCG reduced pressure on GP practices by deploying Minuteful UTI.
Download the case study
How local pharmacies are becoming one-stop shops for UTI treatment.
Read the blog post