UK's Push Doctor gets $26.1M for app-based telemedicine service

By Heather Mack
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UK-based Push Doctor, a provider of app-based virtual visits, has raised $26.1 million in Series B financing in a round led by Accelerated Digital Ventures and Draper Esprit. Oxford Capital, Partech Ventures and Seventure Partners also contributed, bringing Push Doctors’ total funding to date to more than $37.5 million. The company last raised money in January 2016.

Push Doctor, which was founded in 2013, connects patients with National Health Services-registered general practitioners for face-to-face video consultations. Users can access the telemedicine app for primary care, prescriptions and referrals to specialists or other health services.

It’s not the only telemedicine app in the UK. AI-based babylon, which recently raised $60 million to build a next-generation app and released the results of a six-month trial with the NHS in north-central London, has also been embraced by many in the UK as a means of dealing with the nationwide doctor shortage.  

Along with providing a quick method to access primary care, Push Doctor also wants to become a digital health service in its own right. As the company’s CEO Eren Ozagir told TechCrunch, it aims to help patients and physicians organize health information in ways that can improve care coordination.

“No one before Push Doctor has provided consumers with access to a single digital health platform that combines responsive medicine and chronic condition management as well as fitness and nutritional conditioning,” Ozagir said.