Doctor Care Anywhere partners with absence management platform

Digital healthcare company Doctor Care Anywhere has partnered with e-days to help businesses direct employees to virtual GP services amid growing COVID-19 demands.

The partnership is said to be the first of its kind to link absence management systems to on-demand medical healthcare and advice.

Under the partnership, e-days will offer integrated real-time wellbeing resources to workers, allowing companies to link employee absence data and employee wellbeing by providing targeted services and resources to get them well more quickly.

The solution is designed to give employees 24/7 access to GP bookings, accessible from any device, for video or telephone-based consultations, at the time when employees are most likely to need them.

This extends e-days’ existing offering to businesses, which includes absence logging, tracking, trending, alerts and referrals, reporting and sickness case management.

‘Our purpose is to make people’s lives better, and we are already working with almost one million people,’ said Dr Kate Bunyan, chief medical officer at Doctor Care Anywhere. ‘This e-days partnership is a unique and exciting proposition enabling us to support their clients with medical assistance and routes to faster recovery.’

Steve Arnold, chief executive officer of e-days, said: ‘Our mission is to provide companies with a comprehensive, full lifecycle solution, that maximises their ability to proactively manage employee wellbeing.

‘This partnership with Doctor Care Anywhere opens the door to meaningful and convenient “in-absence” care for employees.

‘We believe all companies should have the tools and data points they need to impactfully take control of their employee wellbeing programs.

‘Data is key to this, and very few companies can tie together their wellbeing programs with accurate absence data; e-days is fast becoming the centralised hub that brings together multiple employee wellbeing initiatives.’