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Second private online GP provider looking to partner with NHS practices

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Undoubtedly virtual healthcare is the way that things will go. It has happened with most other service deliveries models. It is expanding in the legal profession. Veterinary medicine is already moving this way. Amazon and it’s Chinese equivalent, Alibaba are causing complete disruption to standard retail shops. Having done it in my own practice for many years, despite what people say, it definitely leads to greater productivity, once both patients and clinicians get used to it. The problem that I found was that patients love the service and the result is the on line consultation rate goes through the roof. Fine if GPs were paid per consultation, but they are not. I wonder if Babylon and now Push Doctor are being given extra financial resources from NHSE?

Posted date

04 Apr 2018

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2:40pm

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