7. Push Doctor

  • The service was founded in July 2013 by Eren Ozagir and Matt Elcock.
  • The idea came to Ozagir after falling ill on a business trip to Baltimore in the United States.
  • Push Doctor was the UK’s first platform to offer video consultations with patients online and via smartphone.

 

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About Push Doctor

 

Push Doctor is a GP provider and remote consultation enabler in the UK. Push Doctor has a current reach of 5.4 million patients. Push Doctor is a NHS-commissioned technology provider compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

In February 2021 it formed a partnership with Well Pharmacy to launch what they called the country’s first pharmacy-first digital service. Patients can conduct digital consultations with pharmacists. This was launched in the Plymouth Sound primary care network and in Warrington primary care network, where Well’s clinical pharmacists work alongside GPs as part of an integrated practice team.

Push Doctor Funding

 

Push Doctor initially received $1.2 million in seed funding and in mid-2015 a nationwide television campaign aired to promote the service.

In January 2016, Push Doctor raised $8.2m Series A funding lead by Oxford Capital, Draper Esprit and Partech Ventures. Reports suggest the investment would be used to “strengthen brand position, carry out further product innovations, expand the management structure, including making key marketing and product hires”.

In July 2017, Push Doctor raised a further $26.1m in Series B funding, taking the company’s total funding to $37.5m. In August 2017, Push Doctor introduced a £500 medical student grant, which is open to medical students at any UK university from their second year onwards. Ozagir said the move would “help the next generation of home-grown doctors get off to the best possible start.”

 

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