Digital healthcare company Doctor Care Anywhere has signed an agreement to provide services to employees of one of the UK’s Big Four banks and is also entering Ireland’s healthcare market.

Patients in the Republic will be offered a range of virtual GP services, including consultations with doctors registered with the Irish Medical Council, booking 20-minute phone and video GP appointments, requesting specialist referral letters and certified fit notes which can be sent by patients directly to their employer, and being able to pick up prescribed medication from local pharmacies.

Dr Bayju Thakar, chief executive of Doctor Care Anywhere, said: “We are delighted to have entered a partnership to support one of the UK’s leading retail financial services player, to ensure their employees are able to access the excellent medical care and support that they need from our highly-skilled clinicians, especially during this difficult time of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our entry into the Republic of Ireland is an integral part of the business’s future growth plans. We are excited to bring innovative new services to this healthcare market through one of our valued channel partners, transforming employees’ health and wellbeing, and are pleased that there has already been a high activation rate among individuals who have access to our service.”

Doctor Care Anywhere was founded in 2013 and provides services to more than 1,500 corporate and SME clients covering two million eligible lives. The company says its GPs conducts more than 20,000 appointments with patients every month.

Date published: October 19, 2020

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