Virtually Healthcare is a cutting-edge GP practice providing comprehensive primary healthcare. The high-quality telemedicine service is readily available online or on the phone. In-person appointments are also available for patients who prefer a face-to-face consultation or for anyone that needs examination, tests or investigations.
Telemedicine is an innovative way of providing healthcare. The NHS defines telemedicine as:
‘The use of telecommunication and information technology for the purpose of providing remote health assessments and therapeutic interventions. This could include video or voice messaging services on mobile phones, computers and tablets.’1
In many ways, telemedicine is nothing new; telephone consultations have been used for over a century. Remote video consultations between healthcare professionals and patients were trialled in the sixties. However, widespread access to devices, better broadband speeds and the COVID pandemic have increased the importance of telemedicine consultations.23
Telemedicine can allow you to access healthcare in the safety of your home at your convenience.
Virtually Healthcare is a ground-breaking GP practice, providing expert care in the comfort and privacy of your home. The Virtually Healthcare service is designed to fit in with your life. You can access consultations easily with telemedicine appointments available seven days a week.
The highly skilled team includes more than 40 clinicians working together to investigate and treat disease and help you optimise your health and wellbeing. As well as experienced GPs, the team includes sexual health specialists, physiotherapists and practice nurses to offer a comprehensive primary care service.
During the pandemic, many patients are finding it more challenging to access healthcare. Virtually Healthcare provides rapid access video or telephone appointments, with consultations available the same day if you contact us before 3 pm. Our clinicians can provide professional assessment and advice, arrange investigations, prescribe treatment or arrange for a face-to-face review.
At Virtually Healthcare, our focus is on you. Our clinicians take a holistic approach to care. Whether you want contraception, assessment of symptoms, physiotherapy or support on managing a chronic condition, our dedicated team can provide expert advice and treatment.
Virtually Healthcare provides a wide range of telemedicine services:
Telemedicine offers several benefits for patients. It can be used to assess and treat a range of medical conditions.
However, telemedicine does not suit everyone or every situation, which is why Virtually Healthcare also offers face-to-face appointments, investigations and reviews. Perceived disadvantages include:
We offer written, telephone and video consultations with a range of male and female clinicians from GPs, nurse practitioners, and primary care specialists such as physiotherapy.