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The rise of Digital Doctors: the changing face of UK health tech provision

GK's latest research has shown explosive growth in apps providing online GP, prescription management and mental health services. Read the full report here.

The Rise of Digital Doctors: the changing face of UK health tech provision

GK is delighted to launch our latest report: The rise of Digital Doctors: the changing face of UK health tech provision.

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New research by GK has found that demand from patients for health technology has risen dramatically since 2014.At a time of significant pressure on NHS services, we have found that patients are turning to technology to help them address every-day health issues.

Key findings:

  • The number of patients searching for online GP and prescription services has almost doubled since 2014, increasing by 99%
  • As demand has increased for online GP services, so has positive sentiment of online social media conversations
  •  In 2017, 20% of posts mentioning online GP services were positive on average, up from just 4% in 2016.
  • Desire for convenience is the single biggest driver of demand for online GP services, and is mentioned in 24% of online conversations on the topic.
  • In the last four years, searches for apps relating to mental health have increased more than five-fold, by 566%
  • Demand for technology which aids patients to administer their own medication has seen a dramatic rise of 597% since April 2014.

25th June 2018

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The rise of Digital Doctors: the changing face of UK health tech provision
GK's latest research has shown explosive growth in apps providing online GP, prescription management and mental health services. Read the full report here.
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