babylon, the digital health service, today announces that it’s now possible to see a doctor on a Sunday by making its ‘Consult’ service available seven days a week. The news comes as the majority of GP surgeries continue to remain closed on weekends.
From this week however, those feeling under the weather can stay under their duvets and access medical advice from their phone. The app enables users to book a video consultation with a GP in minutes, or text in a question or photo to receive a free answer from a clinician for simpler queries.
Ali Parsa, Founder & CEO of babylon says: “It can be challenging at the best of times to see a doctor, let alone on Sundays when very few GP surgeries are open. By giving people access to primary healthcare from their phones, we’re making it much easier for patients to get the help they need, at a time and place that suits them.
“Our mission is ultimately to give everyone everywhere access to healthcare and the launch of our seven-day service takes us one step closer to this.”
babylon is available for £4.99 a month which gives users access to:
· Unlimited video or phone consultations with top doctors in minutes
· The ‘Ask’ service where users can text in health-related questions
· Clinical records
· Medical monitoring
· Specialist referrals
· Tests and kit orders