Bupa Health Clinics has relaunched its business GP service, which now combines face-to-face and remote GP appointments to encourage employees to return to work.
While research shows that people are happy to use remote GPs for day-to-day concerns, face-to-face care is invaluable with GPs being able to identify more serious conditions or encourage patients to open up about symptoms that they may have been embarrassed to share virtually.
As well as access to GP appointments, Bupa GP also includes the Menopause Plan and earwax removal, with more services to be introduced as the needs of the workforce change and develop as everyone adjusts to hybrid working.
Bupa Health Clinics commercial director Alaana Woods says: “The pandemic has meant that for the past two years, many people have been unwilling or unable to access face-to-face care.
“Businesses are now in a unique position where they can offer primary care services to employees, at an easy, quick and flexible way, scheduling appointments around everyday commitments, work and other responsibilities.
“We know that people want to have the option to see a GP face-to-face and those coming into our clinics are presenting with multiple conditions or more serious ones which need to be diagnosed and treated in person.
“Over the last year, we’ve seen a 35 per cent increase in appointments booked for primary care needs1. Whether a niggle or something more serious, employees can now get unlimited access to GP appointments to support their health and wellbeing.”
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