Doctor Care Anywhere expands into Ireland

Digital health provider Doctor Care Anywhere (DCA) has expanded its services into the Republic of Ireland.

The expansion comes after DCA signed an agreement that enables it to provide digital health services to one of the UK’s big four retail banks.

DCA’s Irish patients will have access to virtual GP services which includes video or phone consultations with a GP who can provide advice and guidance, medicine prescriptions, referral letters and sick notes.

Bayju Thakar, chief executive officer of Doctor Care Anywhere, said: ‘Our entry into the Republic of Ireland is an integral part of the business’s future growth plans.

‘We are excited to bring innovative new services to this healthcare market through one of our valued channel partners, transforming employees’ health and wellbeing, and are pleased that there has already been a high activation rate among individuals who have access to our service.’

In June, the digital primary care provider appointed Ben Kent as its new chief operating officer.

In the role, Kent’s focus is on developing the company’s strategy and scaling up added value streams such as mental health services, has extensive experience in health and insurance.