THE CONVERSATION: Online GP consultations threaten to create a two-tier healthcare system

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 7/8/2018

Description

GP at Hand is a medical practice in London with a difference. Unlike a traditional practice, eligible patients can register online in three minutes and have a video consultation on their smartphone with a GP within two hours. Great for smartphone-owning commuters who struggle to fit a daytime GP appointment around work, but how will it affect those of us who still want to see our usual GP face-to-face?

GP at Hand is a free app that offers most of the services of a traditional practice to those who are eligible to register. Run under a contract with the NHS, GP at Hand is essentially a large practice that does most of its consulting online.

Media coverage

Title Online GP consultations threaten to create a two-tier healthcare system
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date7/08/18
DescriptionGP at Hand is a medical practice in London with a difference. Unlike a traditional practice, eligible patients can register online in three minutes and have a video consultation on their smartphone with a GP within two hours. Great for smartphone-owning commuters who struggle to fit a daytime GP appointment around work, but how will it affect those of us who still want to see our usual GP face-to-face?

GP at Hand is a free app that offers most of the services of a traditional practice to those who are eligible to register. Run under a contract with the NHS, GP at Hand is essentially a large practice that does most of its consulting online.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/online-gp-consultations-threaten-to-create-a-two-tier-healthcare-system-100121
PersonsPatrick Burch