Doctorcall

Doctorcall is excited to announce it has acquired Dr Kelly & Associates.

Dr Kelly & Associates is an established and very experienced private medical practice based in the City of London.

Working together, our two brands will be able to offer excellent choice and availability to our customers in London and beyond.

Dr Kelly & Associates will remain trading under its existing name and existing customers and patients will notice no outward changes to the excellent and professional service already available.

A comprehensive range of driver medicals are available. We can also provide additional testing should you require it.  We aim to offer appointments at short notice:

• Taxi Driver Medicals

• HGV and LGV Driver Medicals

• PCV Driver Medicals

• Bus and Minibus Driver Medicals

• Fork Lift Driver Medicals

• Elderley Driver medicals

• Crane Driver Medicals

• DVLA Medicals


A Driver Medical costs £100. If you need anything extra please call us on 0844 257 0346 and we can confirm any additional costs.


Unless you require additional tests, your report will be ready for you to take with you at the end of your consultation.

Book an appointment at our conveniently located clinics in London and Manchester on-line and get a 10% discount:

 

Unlimited appointments with a city centre doctor from only £2.79 a week 

 

Short-term sickness absence whilst waiting for a GP appointment, and time out of work to attend an appointment near the employee’s home, represent the main causes of unplanned absence in the workplace.

Our private GP clinic membership scheme provides your staff with direct access to urgent medical treatment at our prestigious clinic, conveniently located on Harley Street in central London.

• Your staff can arrange to see a doctor as often as they need to with the minimum of fuss.
• Same-day appointments ensure the minimum disruption to your office.
• Membership fees are from £145 per person per annum or just £2.79 a week!

GP membership is a low-cost, flexible and confidential alternative to an in-house daily GP clinic even for large companies. It is also far less expensive and in our experience more popular with staff than private medical insurance. For employees with insurance, it provides rapid access to our excellent referral network of specialists and hospitals.

For more information on this and other services visit our website.

Alternatively contact Stuart Faulkner on 0844 257 0644 or email sales@doctorcall.co.uk.

ADVO Group offers employee benefits solutions through the care and expertise of their Silver Investors in People staff. They recently interviewed Doctorcall Chief executive and Medical Director Dr Charles Levinson.

You can view the full transcript here.

Soon after starting work as a private doctor over 26 years ago, Charles Levinson founded Doctorcall; the UK’s first service to provide 24-hour private GP visits. From their London-based clinic, Doctorcall soon grew to incorporate a range of medical services, including flu vaccines, an area in which they now have more than 15 years of experience. This expertise in the delivery of vaccines now sees Doctorcall work alongside ADVO Group. In this latest interview, Charles discusses the key benefits of these vaccines for employers and employees alike, as well as the company's key innovations .

Doctorcall offers a number of key services. Which of these do you think are currently the most highly in demand and why do you think this is the case?

Demand for our flu services continues to grow and this year we will provide over 45,000 flu vaccinations. It remains most effective method for employers to protect their workforce against seasonal flu bugs.

Doctorcall established itself in the late 1980s by providing an innovative visiting doctor service. What are some of the other key innovations the group has achieved since then?

In addition to the visiting doctor services, flu vaccinations program and flu vouchers already mentioned, as part of our occupational health services we were first to offer health screening by questionnaire for companies.

ADVO Group will be working alongside Doctorcall in the management of ADVO’s flu vaccination programme. How vital a benefit do you think flu vaccinations are for employees and employers, as well as for private individuals?

Flu not only effects individuals in terms of their own health and ability to work, but as it often effects large groups of people at the same time, it can reduce overall productivity and in some cases, the ability of businesses to deliver their services.
By having a flu jab we not only protect ourselves and our colleagues at work, but also our family, friends and especially those at greatest risk of serious illness such as the very young and elderly.

What are some of the key perks through receiving a flu vaccination from Doctorcall in particular?

The service developed since it was started over 15 years ago into the most efficient and reliable service of its kind delivering it to more than 700 businesses nationwide. We use our experience to take the pain out of a vaccination programme by doing as much as possible for our clients. Our emphasis is on flexibility and giving our clients what suits them. We work with them to make arrangements as convenient as possible, from start to finish.

We help clients communicate the programme to staff; provide an on-line booking process for staff to arrange their own appointment. We deliver everything that is required; and we remove all waste at the end of the programme.

The services you provide have an extremely high level of immediacy; you are available round the clock and doctors can reach people within a couple of hours at work or home. How important do you think this immediacy is for people’s healthcare needs today and how do you think this has evolved over time?

As people work further away from home, commitments to family and work will increase the demand for services outside of “normal working hours”. It’s become normal for us to expect retailers to be available 24-hours a day. Increased demands for 24-hour service in other important areas including healthcare is inevitable

The Doctorcall website provides some great free tips for maintaining good health. What are some of the best tips and resources people can find on the site?

We try and give useful information on our website. However, there is a huge amount of free information available and the key is to work out what applies in your particular case (and what is up to date.) We focus on offering individual advice and our website has a great new portal where clients can book that on-line.

What would summarise as being one overall core benefit of Doctorcall and the services it offers?

We have been reactive in developing the service to meet the precise requirements of our corporate customers. The service has therefore effectively been designed by the users and our clients comment on how often it is spot-on in meeting their needs. If a client needs a tweak to a service to make it fit better, then we are delighted to assist because that is how we develop and improve our service.

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