Bupa relaunches workplace GP services

Bupa Health Clinics has relaunched its GP service for businesses, offering face-to-face and remote GP appointments to support employee health.

The relaunch comes as businesses begin to encourage employees to return to the office and will provide flexible access to GPs through face-to-face, remote and in-office appointments.

While research shows that people are happy to use remote GPs for day-to-day concerns, face-to-face care is invaluable with GPs being able to identify more serious conditions or encourage patients to open up about symptoms which they may have been embarrassed to share virtually.

Alaana Woods, commercial director at Bupa Health Clinics said: ‘The pandemic has meant that for the past two years, many people have been unwilling or unable to access face-to-face care.

‘Businesses are now in a unique position where they can offer primary care services to employees, at an easy, quick and flexible way, scheduling appointments around everyday commitments, work and other responsibilities.’

Bupa said it had seen a 35% increase in primary care appointments over the last year.

As well as access to GP appointments, Bupa GP also includes the Menopause Plan and earwax removal, with more services to be introduced as the needs of the workforce change and develop.