Charity steps into the gap left by longer GP waiting lists

According to The British Medical Association today (25th June 2014) patients are “having to wait one to two weeks for a GP appointment … and one in ten cannot book an appointment when they call.”

This can be very concerning, especially if you have young children, but there is a way that you can take care of your health and the wellbeing of your family with the latest innovation from HSF health plan.

The HSF health plans pay towards a range of healthcare costs such are optical, dental and complementary therapies for the whole family and all give 24/7 access to a GP, with GP video conferencing via webcam, HSF Virtual Doctor, during office hours and cost as little as £84 per year;  Profits from all HSF health plans go to UK medical charities.

HSF Virtual Doctor is a High-Tech, on-demand webcam GP consultation service included on all HSF health plan schemes at no extra cost. It enables you to have a virtual face-to-face consultation with a practising qualified GP in the comfort of your home, at a time to suit you (generally within the hour) and as often as you need. This innovative new service is confidential, secure and easy to use. All that is needed is a mobile phone, email address, broadband connection and a computer with a webcam!

HSF Virtual Doctor has a ‘digital whiteboard’ facility that can be used by the doctor to display state of the art 3D medical images, diagrams and health information, enabling you to have a better understanding of what is being discussed in your consultation.

Doctor 1 (PD)As well as HSF Virtual Doctor, HSF health plans give you unlimited access to a variety of helplines and services designed to give its customers peace of mind and help you look after the health and wellbeing of you and your loved ones:

• GP telephone advice line – 24 hour access to a NHS-registered doctor

• Medically validated and up-to-date health information website

• Counselling service – a telephone and, if necessary, face to face counselling service**

• Legal helpline – 24 hour telephone access to solicitors and barristers

HSF policies also automatically cover your partner and children (aged 18 and under) at no extra cost.

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