Digital referral service for private specialists launches in UK

An eHealth service that gives patients access to the world’s best private specialists has become available in the UK.

Top Doctors gives patients access to over 60,000 private specialists via a digital platform. Users can find and books appointments online with leading specialists by using online technology such as video consultations and private messaging. The platform can be used from any device or by calling a customer service team who arrange appointments with a chosen specialist or help patients navigate a GP referral.

Top Doctors uses a four-step selection process to ensure that recommended physicians are the best in their field. The selection process uses peer-to-peer recommendation, external evaluation by Adecco Medical & Science, approval by a panel of expert clinical leaders, and personal interviews.

Alberto Porciani, CEO of Top Doctors, said: “Healthcare is a sensitive and complex area but we are in the midst of a revolution – the application of technology to health services is creating what I feel is the most disruptive sector in business at the moment.

At Top Doctors, we have been connecting patients with top private specialists for more than 25 years, and now we are applying innovative technology to manage the relationship between patient and doctor as never before.

For patients, the key is facilitating access to the best doctor for their needs in the way that is most comfortable and convenient for them, whether that is via video consultation, private messaging, one-step online booking or an app for mobile booking.

We are very excited to have launched in the UK and look forward to leading eHealth innovations that have the potential to transform the way people access private healthcare and connect with their chosen specialist.”

Reece Armstrong is a reporter for Digital Health Age. Coming from the North East of England, Reece has an MA in Media & Journalism and a BA in Popular & Contemporary Music from Newcastle University. Reach him on Twitter or email via:

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