DoctorLink - Virtual Health Assistant
As pressures continue to build on the NHS they are continually looking for new ways to help manage the workload to increase the outcome for the patients. Investment has been made into digital technology enabling patients to access guidance 24/7 on healthcare matters.
As part of a GCCG (Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group) initiative Winchcombe Medical Practice was selected to be part of a pilot, with five other practices in Gloucestershire, to trial a virtual health assistant. The product selected via the vetting process was DoctorLink.
DoctorLink is a virtual health assistant which can be used to check your symptoms with the clinically approved symptom checker and get directed to the right treatment; whether emergency care, a doctor, nurse, self-care or book an appointment with your GP if your symptoms mean you need to see a doctor.
To be able to access this facility you need to be a registered patient at the Winchcombe Medical Centre and register online for DoctorLink at this address: