GP Services

Every employer wants their workforce to stay healthy. With average GP waiting times being 14 days, how do you support your staff whilst they are waiting for a doctor’s appointment?

1 in 3

employees feel guilty about taking time off to visit the doctor


of people with a chronic medical condition keep it a secret from their employer


of employees had to cancel or change a doctors appointment because of work

What is the Virtual GP Service?

Long hours and commutes can make it hard for some employees to get a doctor’s appointment. But the Virtual GP Service makes it easy. 

With its 24-hour helpline, video consultations, and private prescription service, the Virtual GP means employees’ healthcare can fit around work commitments. With this service, your team can get GP support without booking time off, saving your time, your employees’ time, and placing an emphasis on staff health and wellbeing.

 As a result, you get a healthier, more efficient workforce.

How we can help

The Virtual GP Service has a lot to offer. Your staff can access:

  • Telephone helpline
  • 24-hour GP support
  • Virtual face-to-face appointments with a doctor for specialist advice
  • GP’s can provide referrals for ongoing care
  • Electronic prescriptions with the option to have this delivered to work or home

Juggling doctor’s appointments and work, especially with the NHS’ current 2+ week wait time, can create additional stress for your workforce. Here’s how the virtual GP service can benefit you both:

Benefits to employees

  • Access to a doctor 24/7 meaning they can be seen without extended wait times video or phone consultation at their chosen time and date
  • Medical issues discussed in confidence
  • Video or phone consultation service with no time limit
  • Doctors are fit to practice and GMC registered
  • The whole family can benefit from the service

Benefits to employers

  • Promotes health and wellbeing company-wide
  • Early intervention means less absence through illness
  • No need for time off work to speak to a doctor
  • Increased productivity from a healthy workforce
  • Affordable employee benefit
  • Simple to set up and a good way to attract and retain talent

Our trusted partners

Why Shire Health & Wellbeing?

We are experienced health insurance specialists dedicated to giving you fair and honest advice. Working with the UK’s leading health insurance providers, we’ll give you the information you need to find the right cover.

Want to speak directly with a member of the Shire Health team?

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Discover our range of services

At Shire Health & Wellbeing, we offer a range of healthcare cover for your employees. We promise to give you impartial, honest advice and help you find employee benefits to suit your business.

Health Insurance

We make finding, comparing and buying health insurance simple. Our team of specialist advisors take care of everything. We ditch the jargon and focus on helping you select the best policy. Choose from:


Your employees need to stay mentally healthy as well as physically. A happy workforce is more likely to deliver quality results, which is where employee wellbeing packages can help. From fast GP access to Employee Assistance Programmes, there’s something to suit your business, people and budget.

Employee Perks

One way to make your team feel more valued is with an Employee Perks package. Employees take control of their mental, physical and financial wellbeing, and get discounts on day-to-day spending. Because those little extras can make a big difference.