As the average waiting time to see a GP increases to 7-10 working days, GPDQ Doctor App , the UK’s first on-demand app that delivers a doctor to your door, is launching in Central London with plans to expand across the UK next year.
The new GPDQ service has today launched an early version of its iOS and Android apps, allowing patients to arrange an appointment with a private GP at a location of their choice. Appointments can be booked 7 days a week, from 8am to 11pm.
The doctor behind the app, Dr Anshumen Bhagat, a North London GP with 15 years’ experience in the NHS and private healthcare sectors, comments on the launch of the new service:
“GPDQ is digitising the home visit – it really is that simple. Patients benefit from speed and flexibility, with the ability to see a doctor when and where it suits them, booking and tracking their GP through their smartphone. Our 25 minute appointments allow for a more in depth consultation and our 2 hour prescription delivery service offers an extra level of convenience.”
The CQC approved service puts all GPs through rigorous screening, a face to face interview process and intensive training before they go live on the service. Thereafter, GPs receive continuous professional development support, with access to educational materials and events, to help maintain GPDQ’s high level of service.
GPDQ Doctor App helps busy people get on with their lives, rather than worrying about taking time off work to go to a doctor’s appointment or having to take their children to the surgery. A selection of the features are listed below:
· Patients can request a GP and track their progress from their smartphone
· Patients have a full 25 minute consultation with a GMC registered doctor that has undergone GPDQ’s intensive patient care training programme
· GPs can issue private prescriptions which can be delivered within 2 hours in Central London
· Payments are made simply and safely via the app
· Users can book and pay for an appointment on behalf of someone else (e.g. child)
GPDQ is offering a very competitive price and currently there is no other organisation in the private sector offering patient home visits at this price. Whilst the price point is obviously higher than a free NHS visit, GPDQ is offering speed and the convenience of a doctor coming to you at your home, workplace or any location that suits you.
· £20 discount is available for first visit
· WEEKDAY: £120
· WEEKEND: £150
· BANK HOLIDAY: £200
The early version of the GPDQ apps are now available to download for iOS and Android. This is such an amazing idea! With waiting times to see a doctor rising all the time, this could be the service we’ve been waiting for. Would you use it?