Health technology firm GPDQ, the UK’s first GP-on-demand service, has created a new COVID-19 ‘Workplace Health’ platform to aid the return to work.
The company said the platform will minimise risk for employers and employees as more workforces return.
The service launches as further easing of lockdown has been announced by the government, and with UK employers exposed to liability if they don’t mitigate risk for employees returning to the workplace.
GPDQ claimed that the UK Government has not provided clear, industry-specific guidelines for the return to work phase, instead opting for a one-size-fits-all model.
The company hopes that its experience and new long-term solution will help solve this problem.
The service is tailored to each individual organisation but includes four main offerings.
These include: comprehensive risk assessment for individual employees; antibody and antigen testing; physical health assessments delivered in person by qualified nurses; and a test and trace action plan.
Enhanced services include regular GP clinics, flu vaccinations, occupational health, mental health services and physiotherapy. These can be delivered on-site, in-clinic or remotely.
Paul Roberts, CEO of GPDQ, said of the launch: “COVID-19 has not only fundamentally changed the way we live and work, but has also upended the ways in which we assess health risks and deliver GP services.
“The combination of innovative technology and carefully managed in-person consultation is the ideal response to this shift, and we’re well placed to support businesses in the UK; both in getting the economy back moving this year, and in reducing illness in the workplace longer-term.”
GPDQ is a rapidly growing healthcare technology company which offers GP consultations, physiotherapy, mental health, health checks, blood tests, referrals, prescriptions and vaccinations across the UK. The business recently raised more than £2 million in funding to support its commercial growth.