“u2022 This article replaces an earlier story that was based on an incorrect agency report.
A private healthcare provider has signed a deal with Uber to transport its carers and home patients.
Cera said it had struck a deal with Uber to transport its London-based carers to their patients, while its disabled customers will be able to use UberAssist and UberWav to get out and about.
In a separate deal, Cera is to provide on-the-go care to patients of several NHS hospitals, covering five million people. Specifically, at Barts Health NHS trust, the largest NHS trust in the country, Cera will deliver care for patients, including those with dementia and cancer, in their homes.
A spokeswoman for Barts said, however, that its contract with Cera did not cover patient transport, as had been incorrectly reported by the media [including the agency report on which the earlier Guardian article was based].”