International Medical Group Rolls Out New Medical Services in UK

PR Newswire — March 21, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — When travelers become seriously ill
or injured away from home, access to medical care during transportation to the
hospital or home can be vital.

International Medical Group® (IMG®), a leader in global benefits and assistance
services, provides this additional level of support and security through its
newly formed UK-based medical unit.

Led by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Geoff Tothill, the unit is comprised of four
on-site nurses, two doctors and a network of 30 health professionals in England
who provide medical escort services. The goal is to ensure excellent care
throughout the duration of a member’s treatment and transfer.

“We have complete control over the quality and delivery of clinical care from
the time a member has a problem abroad to when they arrive at definitive care,”
Tothill said. “We know the capabilities and skill sets of the professionals
moving the patients, we can establish the quality of care in-transport and we
have visibility of all the factors that influence clinical outcomes.”

As part of IMG’s expansion of services, the company recently moved its European
office from Burgess Hill to Redhill — a locale closer to London, which will
offer IMG more flexibility and opportunities, while serving as a more convenient
location for its medical escort services.

The new office in Redhill has a dedicated medical suite that houses the
equipment approved for use during medical transport by ground or air. This
includes a full medical kit, defibrillators, oxygen concentrators, cardiac
monitoring machines, portable suction devices, glucose monitoring equipment as
well as more specialist devices for complex transfers.

IMG’s medical unit also provides a range of other medical services, including
case management, international assistance, network management, health and
wellness management, telemedicine and major incident management. Combined with
its 24/7 emergency assistance arm, UK-based Global Response, IMG can offer
members and external companies a comprehensive assistance package.

“All the medical services that we offer from London are available to our members
depending on the various schemes under which they are insured,” said Philip
Wright, managing director of IMG’s European division. “So, for example, if there
is a benefit under a policy for repatriation to home country, then this would be
provided by the medical team based in London. In addition, these services are
available to non-insured clients, as we are building our portfolio of
service-based offerings.”

Tothill added, “With the introduction of our own patient transfer services, this
again raises the levels of clinical care IMG is proud to be able to provide its

About International Medical Group, Inc.
International Medical Group® (IMG®), an award-winning provider of global
insurance benefits and assistance services for more than 25 years, enables its
members to worry less and experience more by delivering the protection they
need, backed by the support they deserve. IMG offers a full line of
international medical insurance products, as well as trip cancellation programs,
stop loss insurance, medical management services and 24/7 emergency medical and
travel assistance — all designed to provide members Global Peace of Mind® while
they’re away from home. For more information, please visit

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