Private online provider partners with GP networks covering 88,000 patients

Private online GP provider Push Doctor has partnered with two primary care networks in Birmingham, giving 88,000 NHS patients access to video consultations.

In the announcement today, Push Doctor said it agreed a deal with ‘Urban Health’ and ‘I3’ primary care networks, which cover 13 practices in the Birmingham area.

This means it now covers huge swathes of the region after the private provider signed a deal with West Midlands-based super-practice Modality in September last year to cover a quarter of its 400,000 patients – which also included practices in Yorkshire, London and the South East.

But local leaders warned that the technology is spreading too quickly, with a lack of evidence.

Full story on Pulse, 22 January 2019

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