Doctorcall

Private, discrete and professional

We offer private GP appointments in London – including short notice appointments – on a daily basis. There’s no need to take time out of work when you need to see a doctor, our location and flexibility allow you to be seen at a time that suits you at a convenient location. Offering a premium service in London, our doctors and medical staff can see you in a professional environment whilst maintaining discretion and confidentiality. As we can dispense drugs, we often provide the medication you need straight away without having to visit the pharmacy. If necessary we can also provide prescriptions as well as blood tests, diagnostics and any referrals that may be required.

Membership

We offer clinic membership which enables you to pay a one-off annual fee and use the clinic as and when you wish. A clinic subscription is both better value and enables you to treat it as your own without having to worry about the cost at the time. Call us now for more information on corporate clinic membership or private clinic membership on the number below.

Doctorcall also provides a full range of occupational health services

  • Travel vaccinations
  • Health screenings
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Employee medicals
  • Flu vaccinations

0844 257 0346

info@doctorcall.co.uk

www.doctorcall.co.uk

Doctorcall is an approved provider of medical assessments required by the Oil & Gas industry to ensure an individual’s fitness to work within a specialist working environment. A comprehensive range of standard testing is available. We can also provide additional testing if required. Medical assessments are available at a variety of clinic locations, and often at short notice.

Doctorcall’s range of medical assessments includes:

  • OGUK Offshore Medicals (formerly known as UKOOA)
  • Norwegian Medical
  • Netherlands Medical
  • ERT Medical
  • Crane Operators Medicals
  • Climbers Medicals
  • Confined Space Medicals
  • Medicals for various countries
Once completed, results are generally available within an hour and can be sent by email or fax to any location. We also provide relevant travel medicals and vaccinations and advice for personnel working overseas in countries around the world.

To arrange a visit, contact us:

0844 257 9510

www.doctorcall.co.uk

Doctorcall has been London’s premier private GP visiting service since 1989

Our rapid and efficient hotel visiting GP service is designed to get an experienced doctor to any hotel or apartment located within the M25 in around 90 minutes. We are a “dispensing practice” and provide a mobile pharmacy service. In many cases the visiting doctor can dispense immediate medication. Alternatively, we have access to 24-hour pharmacies. Guests are also entitled to free telephone advice for 24 hours following the visit of a doctor. Our visiting doctor service is continually staffed, so your call will always be answered in person.

London Underground Strikes

As our doctors are provided with their own vehicle transport, we do not expect the planned strikes during 4th-6th February and 11th-13th February 2014 to effect us. To arrange for one of our doctors to visit at anytime, please contact our 24 hours visiting doctor service team on the number below. For more information or to arrange a visit, call us now on:

0844 257 0345

For details on other services Doctorcall can provide please contact us via email:

info@doctorcall.co.uk

www.doctorcall.co.uk

Our Christmas opening times

Visiting Doctor service

Our 24 hour London visiting doctor service remains open throughout the Christmas period, day and night. For urgent assistance, please call 0844 257 0345.

Clinic appointments

Our London and Manchester clinics are open throughout the festive period, except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. For availability, please call 0844 257 0344.
Before the NHS was founded in 1948, all doctors were private. Since then most patients have been treated by NHS doctors but private healthcare has remained as a niche, initially only for the wealthy and offered unrivalled access, contacts and knowledge.

An early and famous private GP was Lord Moran, Churchill’s doctor, about whom Churchill’s private secretary famously said: "Lord Moran was never present when history was made but he was invited to luncheon afterwards." Lord Moran lived and worked at 121 Harley Street, now the home of Doctorcall.

Over the following decades, there were a small number of private GPs based in Harley Street, Wimpole Street, Mayfair or Knightsbridge. Patients describe them arriving in their Bentley, it being the most reliable motor car and of course they could park anywhere prior to yellow lines. The doctors would become friends of the families they looked after and were free to make their best judgements without much interference by regulation or protocol.

The world has changed in a short time - the above era is still within living memory for many. Now there is a large amount of private medicine throughout the UK and it fits closely with the NHS with each filling the gaps left by the other. For the patient, private healthcare offers choice and direct access to the best healthcare.

However, as democratisation takes hold, inevitably some of private medicine’s qualities are lost. At the present time, the private medical insurance companies are in the process of removing the GPs’ choice of specialist and instead asking for generic referrals, allowing the insurance company to allocate the cheapest specialist. Additionally, new regulations are bringing protocols in across the board. For the private GP, working in the private sector still allows the doctor to think independently and perform to the best of his ability, unhampered by the restraints of outwardly-imposed time limits.

For many patients, their circumstances are integral to their health, whether it is an important engagement they need to be on good form for, or the pressures of their lifestyle impacting on their wellbeing. Protocol driven medicine does not take personal circumstances into account and a large part of the niche filled by private GPs nowadays is helping patients attain practical goals.

For the demographic group who used private GPs after The War, the top private GPs are still able to find ways around the limitations and restrictions that are placed on them and can still access the very best treatment in the world, although they now need to take a global view in some situations, as, even though London is still a leading medical centre, the UK is no longer the world leader it once was in all disciplines. This is sometimes known as concierge medicine or health advocacy, but it is just a part of what private GPs have always done.

Doctorcall aims to provide modern private GP services to both individuals and companies, using the latest resources but drawing on our long experience to provide access to the best healthcare that can be found.