What is Virtually GP Express

Our GP express service enables you to have a walk-in consultation with a specially trained pharmacist and leave the pharmacy with prescription medication.

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About GP Express

If you have a minor illness such as a sore throat or urine infection or need contraception you can get prescription medication without visiting your GP surgery.

Avoid spending hours on the phone or in a GP surgery waiting room.

Every Virtually GP Express pharmacist has been specially trained to diagnose and treat minor illnesses. A GP reviews every treatment plan before your medication is dispensed to you, offering safety and assurance.

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    How does the Virtually GP Express service work?

    Getting started with Virtually GP Express is simple. Just take the following steps:

    Step 1

    If you’re not already registered, set up an account online here.

    Set up online account
    Step 2

    Click ‘book a consultation’ on your Virtually dashboard to complete a questionnaire on your symptoms. You may walk-in to any GP Express location and ask to be seen face-to-face. You will need to register with Virtually and complete a symptom questionnaire which is reviewed by Virtually’s Duty GP. You will be given a consultation with a pharmacist, GP or another clinician whoever is most clinically appropriate.

    Step 3

    See the clinical pharmacist face to face, on video or on the phone.

    Step 4

    Receive your treatment plan from the pharmacist after review by a GP.

    Step 5

    Leave the pharmacy with your prescription medication.

    Walk-in face-to-face consultations

    In addition to booked appointments, we also offer walk-ins. See a clinical pharmacist face-to-face for a consultation without needing to book ahead. A Virtually GP will then review the pharmacist’s treatment plan, and issue any appropriate medications.

    After your consultation

    After you have had your consultation, your Virtually GP Express pharmacist will create a treatment plan and dispense any prescription medication after a GP review.

    FAQ

    Is the Virtually GP Express service free?
    The Virtually GP Online service is completely NHS funded and run by an NHS GP practice. That means it is completely free of charge for all patients who are registered with us. Every NHS GP Practice in England receives a set amount of money per patient per year to provide all of their care and that’s how we cover the cost of our services to you.
    Do I need an appointment?
    No, you don’t you can walk into any of our GP Express locations and ask for a face-to-face consultation.
    Can the Virtually GP Express pharmacist issue a sick note?
    The pharmacist will arrange for a virtual GP to issue a sicknote which will be uploaded into your documents on your dashboard on the Virtually website or mobile app.
    Can the pharmacist arrange blood tests or a scan?
    The pharmacist who is specially trained will work with a Virtually GP to arrange a blood test or scan if this is clinically appropriate for your symptoms. The form will be uploaded into your documents on your dashboard on the Virtually website or mobile app.
    Will I have to change my GP practice to Virtually?
    NHS England only allows you to be registered to one GP practice at a time, so if you register with us we’ll become your registered NHS GP and you’ll be automatically deregistered from your current practice. You don’t have to tell your current GP you’re switching to Virtually. We’ll automatically inform your old practice, so there’s no need for you to do anything.
    Will the diagnosis and treatment I receive be recorded in my NHS medical notes?
    Yes, Virtually is an NHS provider and our records are integrated with NHS medical records.
    Can the pharmacist refer me to a specialist?
    Your Virtually pharmacist will work with a Virtually GP who will make a specialist referral if this is clinically appropriate for your symptoms.
    Is there any charge for blood tests, scans or referral?
    No, Virtually is an NHS service and like all NHS services does not charge for any diagnosis, tests, referrals or treatment.

    Walk-in locations

    Savemain Pharmacy

    Address

    166-168 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 8LY

    Phone

    0207 226 8409

    Out of hours

    0207 226 8409

    Greenwoods Pharmacy

    Address

    17 The Broadway, 
Wood Green, 
N22 6DS

    Phone

    0208 888 1605

    Out of hours

    0208 888 1605

    Carters Pharmacy

    Address

    47 Roman Way, London, N7 8XF

    Phone

    020 7607 1054

    Out of hours

    020 7607 1054

    Elgon Chemist

    Address

    Son-Mee, 
St James Road
, Goffs Oak
, Waltham Cross
, Herts
, EN7 6TP

    Phone

    0208 805 5298

    Out of hours

    0208 805 5298

    Clan Pharmacy

    Address

    150 Upper Street
, London
, N1 1RA

    Phone

    020 7359 7595

    Out of hours

    020 7359 7595

    Brent Pharmacy

    Address

    214 High Street, Brentwood, TW8 8AH

    Phone

    0208 560 8971

    Out of hours

    0208 560 8971

    J C Wise Chemist

    Address

    518 HORNSEY ROAD, LONDON. N19 3QN

    Phone

    020 7272 1264

    Out of hours

    020 7272 1264

    Sabel Pharmacy

    Address

    446 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 5TT

    Phone

    0207 995 6277

    Out of hours

    0207 995 6277

    Roger Davies

    Address

    41 Stroud Green Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3EF

    Phone

    020 7272 1298

    Out of hours

    020 7272 1298

    Sharmans Pharmacy

    Address

    32 Church Rd, Stanmore HA7 4AL

    Phone

    020 8954 0421

    Out of hours

    020 8954 0421

    Warman Freed

    Address

    45 Golders Green Rd, London NW11 8EL

    Phone

    020 8455 4351

    Out of hours

    020 8455 4351

    Salus Pharmacy

    Address

    42 Liberty Bridge Rd, East Village, London E20 1AS

    Phone

    020 8555 3767

    Out of hours

    020 8555 3767

    Herbert Pharmacy

    Address

    36-38 Herbert Road, Plumstead, SE18 3SH

    Phone

    02088543530

    Out of hours

    02088543530

    Herbert Pharmacy

    Address

    106 Staines Road Hounslow Greater London TW3 3LH

    Phone

    02085728938

    Out of hours

    02085728938

    Herbert Pharmacy

    Address

    658 Hanworth Rd, Hounslow TW4 5NP

    Phone

    02088944980

    Out of hours

    02088944980

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