Online primary care provider Doctor Care Anywhere has appointed Professor Nicholas Peters as chair of its clinical advisory board.
Professor Peters is a consultant cardiologist at Imperial College NHS Trust and an advocate for the use of smart technology in healthcare.
He is a clinical advisor to Google Health London and a board member of DigitalHealth. London, an initiative promoting digital innovation in the NHS.
He will be overseeing the development of the company’s online training for GPs.
Professor Peters said: ‘I am thrilled to be working with Doctor Care Anywhere to enhance its position as a revolutionary provider of online healthcare.
‘Despite how far it has already come, medical technology remains underutilised due to concerns that its ultimate aim is to replace human-to-human contact.
‘[But] there will always be a place for the expertise of highly trained clinicians and online healthcare’s true value is not in replacing this vital contact between doctor and patient, but in improving access and enabling doctors to come up with more imaginative solutions to medical problems.
‘My role will be to ensure that the highest standards of care are provided through Doctor Care Anywhere’s platform, enabling its virtual GPs to continue providing exemplary, accessible healthcare online.’