Irish people will soon be able to visit their GP without leaving home, and it will be cheaper
If this works out then GP consultations will never be the same.
Two of the bigger stresses about going to the doctor when you're sick are the cost and the fact that you have to leave your home. Well, changes are about to happen in Ireland.
That's the plan of GP-Online anyway, who will provide the option for patients to have one-on-one consultations with their doctor online.
It will be on behalf of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP), with the service set to be implemented in the second quarter of the year.
According to The Irish Times, it will just be for private appointments at the start, but could eventually spread to general patients and appointments.
The director of the GP-Online, Dr Michael McConville, has been explaining;
“The new service will be very convenient for patients short on time, but will be particularly useful for those that are immobile and unwell as it will mean that they will not have to leave their own home.”
So, what do you reckon? Would this be a service that you would use?