- Leading GP video consultation platform launches pregnancy service
- Service includes unlimited monthly on-demand video GP consultations and prescriptions
EUROPE’S largest digital doctor service, Push Doctor has launched the UK’s first online GP service specifically for pregnant women – the Pregnancy Subscription Service will provide mums and dads-to-be with immediate, face-to-face advice from its smart network of UK GPs.
The first of its kind, the Pregnancy Subscription Service allows those going through pregnancy access to a UK GP in six minutes, to have questions and queries in-between midwife appointments answered, or to seek professional reassurance outside of typical hospital and doctor’s surgery opening hours, from 7am to 10pm.
The service, which costs £20 per month, includes unlimited on-demand appointments with one of 7,000 highly experienced UK GPs at a convenient time and place to suit parents-to-be, such as their home.
The service allows pregnant patients to schedule consultations up to seven days in advance, after hours, or immediately to avoid waiting rooms and time off work, and receive friendly advice at all stages of conception and pregnancy, through to postnatal stages.
Parents-to-be can attend secure video consultations seamlessly on tablets, smartphones, laptops and desktop computers via the web or iOS and Android apps. With fathers-to-be also able to sit in on appointments to share special milestone moments.
When necessary, Push Doctor GPs can issue prescriptions instantly via email or first class post, which can be redeemed in any UK pharmacy.
GPs can also issue mothers-to-be with Fit-For-Work notes and for those who require specific care, GPs can issue referral letters to progress treatment and diagnosis with a specialist, and dispatch at-home testing kits for detailed health analysis.
Dr Adam Simon, chief medical officer at Push Doctor said: “Unlimited access to almost instant GP consultations allows pregnant patients to not only receive medical treatment and diagnosis around the clock, outside of surgery opening hours, but to also proactively manage their pregnancy by seeking advice on a range of physical and mental issues such as diet, stress, sleep and exercise, this enables couples to experience the best and most stress-free pregnancy possible.
“There are many symptoms and issues that can arise throughout the various stages of pregnancy which can raise alarm bells and cause people concern or worry. Feeling under the weather is common whilst pregnant, and the ability to check symptoms that occur outside of typical surgery hours can be particularly valuable for first-time parents or those experiencing difficult pregnancies.
“The last thing expectant parents need is to spend several days and nights worrying while waiting for an appointment – this can have a negative effect on both the parents’ and baby’s health.”
Eren Ozagir, founder and CEO at Push Doctor commented: “The pregnancy service is an extension of the current Push Doctor service, as treating patients over the last three years has shown there is significant demand for this type of service during a period in their lives where medical advice is particularly crucial. This pregnancy service offers additional patient choice and informed advice at the touch of a button. This is especially helpful for those who may not be able to get an immediate GP or midwife appointment.”
Appointments are conducted in fully managed, secure digital consultation rooms, using an encrypted, super-grade video platform, to provide the ultimate in privacy and video quality.
The Care Quality Commission-regulated and NHS-commissioned service is available seven days per week, 7:00am – 10:00pm, 365 days of the year, via the website and iOS and Android app stores.
For more information and to sign-up to the Push Doctor Pregnancy Subscription Service, visit Push Doctor Pregnancy
About Push Doctor
Push Doctor is Europe’s largest digital health provider connecting patients to a smart network of thousands of UK qualified GPs in as little as six minutes on any device, providing nine out of 10 patients with a resolution during their digital consultation.
As market leader in the UK, the Push Doctor team are committed to not only crushing access barriers to professional care advice but enriching the lives of patients by enabling them to journey hand-in-hand with a doctor throughout the stages in their lives and optimise their personal performance or reach goals quicker, more sustainably and healthier with the help of a doctor.
Speak to a GP online at Push Doctor or via the iOS and Android apps anywhere in the world, from 7am to 10pm GMT, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and receive diagnosis, referral letters, fit for work notes and if necessary, prescription medication.