Access to independent medical advice has grown in importance over recent years as work pressures and demands on the already stretched NHS increase.
Time lost waiting for GP appointments, visiting GP surgeries close to home and inevitable delays waiting for hospital treatment all have an unnecessary impact on your employee’s wellbeing, corporate efficiency and profitability.
Ensuring your employers are on the fastest and most appropriate treatment paths not only benefits you, but also offers an employee benefit that sets your company apart from your competitors.
DOCTORnow offer a range of corporate services designed to ensure speedy access to medical advice.
How we have helped
My company’s employees have benefitted from DOCTORnow membership for several years now. We work in a fast paced industry, and we are particularly impressed with the ease with which our team can speak to and see a Doctor quickly. This is an invaluable service and one that brings significant savings and efficiencies to our business, the benefits easily outweighing the cost. The Wellwoman and Wellman health screening service is also an important benefit for my more senior personnel. Screening helps with early identification of any issues and enables them to proactively manage their health and wellbeing.
If a member of the 5G team becomes unwell, the company is able to quickly arrange for them to be seen by a GP at our Beaconsfield surgery, which is the most convenient surgery location for them.
This means that the employee does not have to worry about having to wait for an appointment and possibly ending up feeling more unwell in the meantime, affecting both their work and their home life. Having fast access to a GP enables their health issue to be identified and dealt with as soon as possible.
- Fast access to GP appointments and extended surgery opening hours – 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9pm to 4pm on Saturdays
- Fast turnaround of diagnostic test results to aid diagnosis
- Employees feel well supported by the company and are helped back to health as soon as possible
- Reduces the amount of sickness absence and both the pressure such absence puts on the rest of the team and the cost to the business
Softcat Limited have used the DOCTORnow service for a number of years with great success. We find the flexibility of holding regular in-house surgeries a real benefit for our employees and, therefore, for the business too. The DOCTORnow service allows our staff to receive treatment quickly, efficiently and in confidence. We have always found the GPs to be approachable, friendly and very knowledgeable. This service saves us, as a business, time and money and ensures our staff feel that Softcat is supportive of their needs.
Amanda Moir, Senior Internal Recruiter
DOCTORnow run a weekly GP clinic for staff at Softcat’s head office in Marlow. Appointment slots are 15 minutes and the company runs an internal appointment booking system. Employees do not have to take time out of work to see a GP. Catching medical issues early means that any necessary treatment can start quickly helping employees to feel better as soon as possible.
- Less waiting time to see a Doctor.
- Earlier diagnosis and the prompt start of any necessary treatment
- Reduces time off sick and extra staff cover needed
- Seen by employees as a valuable employer provided benefit