Doctaly is a health-tech marketplace, bringing on-demand, affordable, face-to-face GP appointments to patients and Uber-style flexibility to NHS doctors. Having completed a successful pilot in London, they are poised to expand their service and are in talks with NHS England and Bupa.
Doctaly is the UK’s first online GP marketplace enabling patients to book a convenient face-to-face consultation with an NHS GP on a private, fee paying basis. We bring the similar dentistry model to General Practice for the benefit of both doctors and patients.
General Practice is widely recognised as being in crisis. An ageing and growing population, lack of funding, and falling GP income has resulted in many doctors leaving the profession. Average patient waiting time to see their registered GP now exceeds two weeks in London, up 35% in one year.
Our model seeks to alleviate the problems on both sides, by providing additional flexibility and income for the doctor, and access, choice and convenience for the patient. Doctors treat Doctaly patients at their existing practice, working around their existing NHS commitments.
There are over 40 GP appointments (NHS & private) every second in the UK. Market research commissioned by us shows that there is sufficient demand to quadruple the size of the private GP market: around 8m appointments per year. We believe the Doctaly model is scalable, with almost 10,000 GP practices in the UK set up to treat private patients immediately.
We launched a pilot in 2016, receiving national press coverage. Our successful pilot proved the business model and with your support, we are now looking to grow the business aggressively throughout the UK.