Nuffield Health and Doctor Care Anywhere are planning to launch a new health service to combine virtual and face-to-face services through a single digital platform.
Due to launch in the fourth quarter this year, the partnership will combine Doctor Care Anywhere’s 24/7 virtual GP service with Nuffield Health’s national network of face-to-face GPs.
Patients will be able to choose how, when and where they access the primary care services they require.
Dr Davina Deniszczyc, medical director at Nuffield Health, said: “We are delighted to be strengthening our partnership with Doctor Care Anywhere to offer customers access to a national network of virtual and face to face GPs. The pandemic has demonstrated the need for accessible health services and through this partnership we are now able to offer everyone the choice of how they access their GP, whenever they need to.”
Doctor Care Anywhere’s chief executive Dr Bayju Thakar added: “We’re very excited to be providing the first joined-up healthcare journey of this kind in the UK and to be deepening our partnership with Nuffield Health. This new collaboration, the first joined up service of its type in the UK, will bring the benefits of digital healthcare to the face-to-face primary care setting and allow individuals more control over how, where and when they choose to access primary care services. This represents a true shift in how healthcare can and should be delivered on a national scale and at a time when there is a huge pressure on primary care systems across the UK offers real improvements in terms of convenience, cost and quality of the care experience.”
Date published: June 3, 2021