According to new research commissioned by VideoDoc, more than a quarter of people (27%) admitted that the most likely reason for having to take a day off work would be for a GP appointment - with one in 5 going on to say they had taken a full day of annual leave in order to see their GP
Founder & CEO of VideoDoc, an online healthcare service provider that's passionate about changing the way people think about healthcare.
Essentially, technology is allowing for the provision of remote clinical services, via real-time two-way communication between the patient and the healthcare provider - but there's still some caution about its ability to replace the human touch.
29/03/2017 12:20 BST
In my opinion, now is the perfect time to grow telehealth services to the UK. However, this will need to be in a way that doesn't completely disrupt the way the NHS works - after all, it will never fully replace face-to-face consultations but should complement and support an already overburdened and straining system.
16/03/2017 16:45 GMT