I get sick every single December, usually with a debilitating sinus infection. This time it was so bad that I couldn’t even get out of bed for two days and the idea of driving myself to my doctor seemed overwhelming. I had recently heard about GPDQ (GP Delivered Quick) and I thought this was the perfect time to give it a try. GPDQ is an app that allows you to book a GP to come and do a house visit, on-demand. Doctors are available 7 days a week from 8am until 11PM and arrive in an average of 90 minutes.
Honestly, the entire thing seemed way to good to be true, and even more honestly, I was nervous about the quality of doctor that was going to turn up at my door. Dr Anshumen Bhagat (founder of GPDQ) arrived and immediately put me at ease. He did a thorough examination and confirmed my sinus infection. He then called in a prescription for antibiotics and it was at my front door within the hour. Dr Bhagat explained that while the GPDQ is an app, it is more importantly about the team of GPS, all of whom go though a strict interview and vetting process and must have extensive experience, and be properly registered as a UK GP.
Dr Bhagat made small talk with Mini-AG in-between chatting with me about this amazing new concept in on-demand medicine. I thought I was going to end up with a huge on-call doctor bill, which is what usually happens when I call my normal private practice, but in reality the price for the doctor to visit me at home was the same price as my normal doctor. Convenient and cost-effective! Prices start from £120 for a 25 minute consultation, and there are no extra fees for written prescriptions or referrals.
When I say that this service is going to change my life, I mean it. The amount of time I spend going back and forth to the doctor’s office with the kids, waiting in line at busy pharmacies, not to mention getting everyone vaccinated- GPDQ is going to be a major life-saver.
GPDQ is available on iPhone iOS and Android.
Use code “AGCHEL” for £10 off your first visit with GPDQ.
To learn more visit GPDQ, here.
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