New health apps exploit gaps in overstretched NHS by offering subscribers virtual consultation with a GP

A UK tech firm is offering video consultations with doctors via mobile phone, in a bid to repeat the success of British startup apps such as Hailo and Just Eat in which a taxi or a meal is a phone-tap away.

With the NHS under growing strain, the Liverpool-based start-up, called Dr Now, is targeting its new mobile app at tech-savvy people who don’t want to wait for an appointment with a GP, as well as businesses looking to save sickness-related costs.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS