Dr Toby Nelson, on why he founded Map My Mole.

Toby Nelson

Something has got to give - the NHS and GPs are under incredible pressure - not to mention consultants like myself and my peers. While I can see up to 40 patients in a day, this app enables me to expertly assess up to 40 moles within two hours and it’s this kind of innovation that is needed to relieve some of the burden on patients and also medical practitioners.

Not only are we looking to work with individuals who want to take their skin health into their own hands, but we also want to work with medical practitioners across the UK who will be able to give the option of a Map MyMole “prescription” to hundreds of thousands of people.

Early detection not only means faster treatment plans, but we are also able to free up the time of the patients (in travel and appointments) and that of GP's who could focus on those who have more need of in-person appointments.

In addition to offering accessible and efficient skin health solutions, Map My Mole is also committed to reducing healthcare's carbon footprint. By eliminating the need for numerous outpatient appointments, the app embraces innovation and contributes to a greener, sustainable healthcare system. Healthcare currently accounts for 4% to 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and Map My Mole seeks to alleviate this burden through transformative digital healthcare services.

Map My Mole is proud to be the first app in the UK that combines cutting-edge technology with the expertise of consultant dermatologists to provide expert-assessed skin cancer screening from the comfort of your home. By leveraging this revolutionary private healthcare app, users can help relieve the pressure on GPs and the NHS, while taking control of their skin health.