Especially as you pay for your appointments when you go private, you want to make sure you’re still getting the same bang for your buck!
Here at Pall Mall, our private online GP appointments are designed with you in mind. However, there are a few differences between the types of appointments we offer, which this article will cover.
But, no matter what, we strive to offer the same high level of care online or via telephone as we do in person because, no matter where you are, you deserve to get expert service.
How online private GP appointments differ from in-person appointments
Obviously, the biggest difference between the two is that one is in person, and the other is online.
According to a new study by Imperial College London, health outcomes from remote GP appointments are just as effective as in-person visits.
So, if you are concerned that you won’t get the same level of care and attention, you can rest assured that this won’t be the case - especially at Pall Mall.
You can see your private GP online, anywhere!
This one won’t come as a shock to anyone, but the benefit a private GP can bring to your life shouldn’t be underplayed.
The beauty of booking a private GP appointment online is that you still make the appointment, no matter where you are in the world - you just need to have an internet connection.
Here at Pall Mall, we offer a variety of appointments, Monday through Saturday.
So, if you have plans you don’t want to rearrange or need to get a next-day - or even same-day - appointment for something urgent, an online private GP appointment allows you to be seen anywhere no matter the circumstances.
Say goodbye to waiting room anxiety
We’ve all been there. Sat in a waiting room getting more and more worked up about what the results or diagnosis will be.
Is there a worse feeling?
When you see a private GP online, you are able to be in the comfort of your own home - potentially with loved ones around you should you choose.
That way, although you may still be nervous, the worry won’t be as all-encompassing.
Plus, if you do unfortunately get any news you weren’t expecting or results that aren’t what you’d have liked, you don’t have to do the awkward and uncomfortable walk out of the surgery and get yourself home.
You’ll already be there, surrounded by your comforts and cherished friends and family.
Work around your schedule
Unlike traditional NHS appointments, private GPs more often than not offer appointments during the evening and also at weekends.
We understand you have an extremely busy schedule, which is why we offer online private GP appointments, so you will be able to fit your appointment in those quieter moments.
You could book your appointment to be:
- On your lunch break
- After the school drop-off or pick-up
- Before you’ve even started work
- Once you’ve put the kids to bed
Online appointments also have the added benefit of removing the commute to and from the doctor's surgery.
Depending on how frequently you have to attend appointments, you’ll get back valuable time you would have lost otherwise - either from working or personal activities!
So you can get back to the stuff that matters most.
You’ll know your body like the back of your hand
This is perhaps one of the biggest differences between in-person and online GP appointments.
When you are at home, in the car, or wherever else you might be having your appointment, it is most likely that you will be on your own.
Due to this, you’ll have to perform your own self-examinations.
This can be quite frightening, especially if you have found a lump, for example.
However, there are quick and easy ways to self-examine your body and numerous YouTube videos on how to perform these exercises correctly.
Plus, if you are ever extra concerned about something you have found, you can always get a second opinion from one of our consultants in our various locations across the UK.
More accessible means more chance of attending
According to the British Medical Association, from June 2021 to 2022, 14.3 million GP appointments were missed in England.
There are a number of reasons why people might miss their appointments, such as:
- The inability to get childcare
- Being stuck in traffic
- Urgent matters that can’t be helped
- Things running over at work
- No access to transport to get to the appointment
If you have a disability that makes it difficult to get out and about or are unable to leave home due to your illness, seeing a private online GP means you can still attend your appointment.
This way you can speak with a doctor about your concerns to get the help you need to feel better soon.
Book your private GP appointment online with Pall Mall today!
Although there are many differences between in-person and online private GP appointments, you will hopefully see that this style of appointment still allows you to get the care and support you need.
Private GP appointments may come at a cost, but the high-level of service you will receive may just make it worth the price.
Here at Pall Mall, our online private GP appointments start from just £50!
We offer appointments six days a week (Monday-Saturday), with time slots available from the early morning to late in the night, so you can find the right time for you and your lifestyle.
Even if you choose to see one of our private GPs online, know that we will continue to put you and your health at the top of our priority list.
We can provide you with a range of medical services, such as:
This way, no matter what you need, you can hopefully get back to your happy and healthy self sooner rather than later.
Our team of expert GPs are here to put your mind at ease and get you feeling like your best self.
You can get in touch with our friendly team today either by phoning us on 03300 27 26 51 or filling out our online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.