How does DOCTORnow fit with your NHS service?
Can I still use my NHS GP?
If you are eligible for NHS GP services you do not need to de-register. The majority of our patients are registered with both services. With patient’s consent, DOCTORnow regularly liaise with NHS GPs, many of whom refer patients to us for additional services not currently available on the NHS.
Do I need to provide my NHS notes?
It is not necessary for you to provide your NHS notes. you will be invited to fill in a new patient health questionnaire at your first visit.
If you wish for us to have your NHS notes you can request these formally from your NHS GP.
Will my NHS GP be informed about my consultation?
Your consultation with us will be confidential unless you consent to us sharing information with your NHS GP.
Can you refer me to NHS clinics rather than private clinics?
We don’t have access to NHS services with the exception of Accident and Emergency.
We have access to a wide network of private consultants meaning we can refer our patients to top specialists.
What about emergency treatment?
Patients requiring emergency treatment should contact NHS 111 or go straight to their local Accident and Emergency department.