A CLUED-up medic in Bolton has been singled out as a contender for a top entrepreneur's award.

Dr Suhel Ahmed came up with a pioneering app which can see patients assessed, diagnosed and treated in a matter of minutes via Skype.

The discovery, which came after Dr Ahmed had spent 15 years in general practice, resulted in the creation of AllDayDr.

His Blackrod-based enterprise has also created health and wellness kiosks, so healthcare trackers can use artificial intelligence to provide an all-round check-up service.

And it has resulted in the former GP being nominated for a Barclay's Entrepreneur of the Year nomination.

A spokesman for AllDayDr said: "Patients will experience fewer sick days and businesses can now benefit from staff health and wellbeing by implementing wellbeing initiatives in the workplace.

"This is a fantastic achievement made by a Bolton born and bred, successful GP with only his patients and the healthcare service crisis in mind.

"Dr Ahmed is making sure that our healthcare service is reserved for only the most urgent of cases, while providing first class healthcare to everyone, everywhere all with the click of a button."

He has been marketing his work to NHS practices, giving doctors to generate extra earnings in their spare time and pharmacies, as an additional service for signed-up partners.

The same technology has been taken into a range of workplaces, as an occupational health tool, securing plaudits from the likes of Eden Care and iSmile Dental Software.

Dr Ahmed, who has previously worked at the Church Street surgery in Westhoughton and Pike View in Horwich, will find out if he has been successful after judging is complete this October.

Seven regional winners will be picked across five different categories - from start-up entrepreneurs, to scale-up entrepreneurs, who have experienced rapid growth, to a social whizz, who has delivered a significant social or environmental change.