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Online GP consultations to save NHS £1 million

A North Staffordshire scheme will give clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the area access to video consultation technology. The Sentinel reports that a new £272,000 scheme will see GPs holding video consultations with care home residents without them having to leave their surgery. GP practices as well as nursing and residential homes will have access…


Thomas Cook offers holidaymakers GP appointments on their smartphone

A partnership between comparison website MoneySuperMarket, travel agent Thomas Cook and digital health company Now Healthcare Group is providing customers with a chance to see a GP via their smartphone whilst they’re abroad on holiday. Customers who purchase Thomas Cook travel insurance through the MoneySuperMarket website will be provided with access to the Now GP…


VideoDoc launches online GP consultation service in UK

Telemedicine company VideoDoc has launched its  GP video consultation platform across the UK in an attempt to help businesses reduce the levels of absent employees. The company has been operating across Ireland since 2014 and provides its telemedicine consultation service to over 50% of the country’s GP services. Research commissioned by the team at VideoDoc…


More companies are embracing online GP services, could they help ease the NHS crisis?

Soraya Chamberlain, director of Corporate Health & Wellbeing at Punter Southall Health & Protection looks at why employers are turning towards online GP services for their staff.  It’s been impossible to avoid recent headlines focusing on the mounting pressures upon NHS services. This month’s warning from Red Cross – regarded by many as unprecedented – that hospitals…

Dr Ross Dyer-Smith

Online GP pilot: Two thirds of patients would use again

An online consultation service is saving GPs time and proving popular with a majority of the patients using it at 20 south London practices. A recent report from the Health Innovation Network South London on user feedback from a pilot of the service at the Hurley Group practices found that 75% of patients would use…

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