The round was jointly led by Oxford Capital Partners and Draper Esprit, alongside Partech Ventures. The Company now sits with global disrupters including Lyst and TrustPilot, in the stables that have previously been the home of Skype, Baidu and Tesla.
PushDoctor.co.uk is changing the way everyone can access healthcare using its on-demand online GP surgery, making healthcare accessible for the tens of millions of people in the UK who find seeing a doctor difficult.
The Care Quality Commission-regulated and NHS-commissioned service allows patients to book and attend secure video GP appointments seven days per week, 365 days of the year, via a website and iOS app.
The Company had previously raised a $1.2 million seed round, also advised by Epiphany, now bringing its total funding to date to $9.4million.
PushDoctor.co.uk plans to use the investment to strengthen its brand position as category leader, carry out further product innovations, expand the business’ management structure, including making key marketing and product hires and to further its industry-connectivity; offering patients a simpler and more powerful set of routes into the healthcare eco-system.
The business was established in early 2013, after its founder fell ill while in the US, struggled to get a doctor’s appointment and noticed a gap in the market for primary care from UK-based doctors on the go. PushDoctor became the first On-Demand Remote Care provider to launch in the UK App Store. PushDoctor.co.uk has since grown to become the fastest-growing clinician network in the country.
The platform enables patients to connect to qualified GMC registered private GPs in minutes in a HIPAA-approved video-surgery, and patients benefit from instant access to professional medical advice from a UK doctor who can prescribe, refer or provide a sick note.
The service charges £25 for a 10-minute appointment with a General Medical Council-regulated GP, while prescriptions are £4.50 and referral letters or fit for work notes are £12.50.
PushDoctor.co.uk was advised by Tim Dempsey of Epiphany Capital and Jonathan Gillow from Hill Dickinson LLP whilst Oxford Capital Partners and Draper Esprit were advised by Barry Maytum of Keystone Law LLP.
For more information on this deal, please contact Tim Dempsey