Folks in the UK have a new way to access medical assistance...via a 3G cell phone...it does not replace having a regular primary care MD, but it does cost...35 pounds per consultation...and accepts credit cards, pay pal, etc. It also offers the opportunity to create a personal health record here...no prescriptions given here. Once you have completed your Medical Questionnaire your answers will be sent for review by a registered Medical Doctor who is insured to practice by the Medical Defence Union or Medical Protection Society. Video conferences should be started within 1 hour of the request and are 24/7...365 days a year...and if you miss you call after 2- attempts, you will have a cancellation fee of 15 pounds. The service will not give you a sick note or medical certificate for work..and the service states the report "is not a legal document that can excuse you from work"...
Interesting concept...lots of questions though...I'm not quite sure that using Dr. Google in referencing some areas might not be just as good. The service is not affiliated with the NHS. BD
3G Doctor does not seek to replace your family doctor. We expect patients to be able to appreciate that only through a registered family doctor can the best possible care be provided. 3G Doctor has been created to meet the new and emerging needs of patients - needs that have largely evolved through advances in consumer technology and patient interest in self care.
The 3G Doctor website and the services within it can be used anywhere you can get access to the Internet on a PC or mobile phone. To make 3G Video consults with our Doctors you will need to be within good reception of an UK or Irish 3G cellular signal.