£900,000 raised by online GP appointments firm
More than £900,000 has been raised by a private equity-backed Coventry company which allows patients to see a UK-based doctor online.
The GP Service secured £914,870 during its campaign on Crowdcube, beating its £750,000 target.
Funds from the Crowdcube round will be used to continue the growth and development of the GP Service platform.
Founded in 2014, the company was backed by Maven Capital Partners in May 2016 when it was based in Leicester.
Its customers include Caesars Entertainment, Allianz and The Midcounties Co-operative.
A statement on Crowdcube said: “The GP Service allows patients to see a UK-based doctor online at their own convenience, with no queues or waiting rooms.
“We believe the company is one of the safest online doctor provider’s on the market having recently partnered with NHS Digital to secure access to the patient’s medical record during the consultation.
“The GP Service provides prescriptions, fit/sick notes and advice for most common everyday ailments.
“Patients access the platform with their own smartphone, tablet or laptop. The company also offers access to their service from within pharmacies nationwide and has already installed their solution in over 180 locations within the consultation room of each pharmacy.
“They are also the first company to provide electronic prescriptions for private consultations and have now connected over 1,600 pharmacies across the UK.
“The company is regulated by the Care Quality Commission and has been rated ‘good’ in all five inspected categories.”