iPlato and GPDQ launch virtual doctor strategic partnership
Creator of myGP software, iPlato and general practitioner (GP) service GPDQ have launched a joint strategic partnership to boost the capacity for patient video consultations in the UK as one in four UK general practitioners are forced to self-isolate.
The collaboration aims to provide medical practices with remote doctors, pharmacists and nurses who are able to conduct video or remote consultations using the myGP platform in an effort to reduce face-to-face interactions during the Covid019 partnership.
The myGP platform is operational across more than 6,500 GP practices, having launched its UK National Health Service (NHS) remote consultation service in December 2019.
The partnership will allow 9,000 GPs, who are currently on sick leave, to log-in and help patients throughout the recommended self-isolation period.
Mike Lewis, chairman, iPlato Healthcare said: “We know that many practices are operating beyond capacity due to illness and GPs and the primary care workforce heading into isolation.
By offering additional shared resource to a group of practices we can help to relieve pressure and patients can continue to receive the vital care that they need from the safety of their homes.”