Doctor Care Anywhere appoints new COO

Online primary care provider Doctor Care Anywhere has appointed Ben Kent as chief operating officer.

Kent, who will focus on developing the company’s strategy and scaling up added value streams such as mental health services, has extensive experience in health and insurance.

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His previous roles include chief financial officer at Simplyhealth and group director of finance at Bupa as well as international posts in Australia and North America.

Commenting on his appointment, Kent said: ‘I am hugely excited to join Doctor Care Anywhere, a company at the forefront of much-needed innovation in the healthcare sector. [Its] mission has never been more important in today’s post-Covid world.

Doctor Care Anywhere founder and managing director Bayju Thakar added: ‘I am delighted that Ben has decided to join Doctor Care Anywhere. His enviable experience and expertise will be a brilliant asset as we move forward with our strategic growth plans. He is well liked and widely respected within the industry, and he shares our passion for empowering patients with knowledge and helping clinicians deliver better outcomes for all. We’re thrilled to have him on board.’