How Vala are revolutionising GP appointments in 2021

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Same day virtual appointments and holistic healthcare are two ways that Vala are revolutionising GP appointments in 2021

For a long time, booking a GP appointment has followed a pretty standard format. You ring your local GP and wait for the call to be answered, before speaking to a receptionist.

You’ll be offered one of the limited appointment time slots available, usually as a ‘take it or leave it’ deal. So you adjust your routine to fit around the appointment, sometimes taking time off work or arranging childcare.

When the appointment arrives, you make your way to the GP’s office for a quick ten minute appointment, leaving with a prescription in hand.

Does this sound familiar?

Not for Vala patients…

What’s Vala?

Vala is a dynamic and interactive healthcare platform that was founded by Dr. Niall Aye-Maung (a GP) and Shellane Crisostomo (a Physician Associate).

With the National Health Service in the UK under immense pressure, many patients may have felt overlooked or underwhelmed by their GP experience. Whilst we admire and applaud the incredible work of the NHS, and its highly skilled and dedicated workforce, patients needed more support.

So, Vala was born. The idea was to provide a fully virtual GP service, to build on the traditional GP experience, with a skilled team of healthcare professionals offering on-demand services.

How Vala are revolutionising GP appointments in 2021

It’s 2021, Covid rages on and our healthcare system is facing unprecedented demand. But the world still exists outside of Coronavirus - people get ill, need a diagnosis, a prescription and sometimes a referral to a specialist.

These are all services that Vala offers and in 2021 we are looking to take our service one step further. In fact, our online healthcare platform and functional approach to healthcare are revolutionising GP appointments in a number of ways;

  • Flexibility: Same-day appointments and flexible time slots mean you can speak to a GP when it suits you.
  • Virtual: a GP appointment in the comfort of your own home? Yes please! Vala’s technology platform allows you to speak to a GP over video or audio chat.
  • Quality interactions: Our goal is to help you feel better, not rush you out the door. Take your time, tell us about your symptoms and we’ll find a way to help.
  • Prescriptions and referrals: Our team of GPs can issue prescriptions or refer you to a specialist if necessary. We can also contact your NHS GP to speed up the process!
  • Functional healthcare: We specialise in Functional Medicine, meaning we can work with you on an ongoing basis to keep you fit and healthy.
  • Affordable: Some private healthcare providers charge up to £70 for a single appointment! With Vala, you pay £15.99 per month for unlimited appointments over the year.
  • Multi dimensional: Our multispecialist team covers a wide range of conditions that span more than general medical issues. From support during pregnancy with ‘Birth Like A Boss’ to physiotherapy treatment plans from Therapy Direct, we’ve got you covered.

How Vala works

If you’re reading this because you need a GP appointment fast, you can sign up straight away (it’s free to sign up).

You’ll get access to your own, secure healthcare portal. This is where you’ll login to see your timeline, any upcoming appointments and notes from past interactions.

  1. Select your GP appointment at a date and time that suits you.
  2. Decide what type of Medical Practitioner you’d like to speak to, so we can put you in touch with the best person to suit your needs.
  3. Choose whether you’d like your GP appointment to take place via video chat or a telephone call, then click ‘Book appointment’.

What to expect from your GP appointment

So, the time has arrived for your GP appointment with Vala - what can you expect?

  • First, you’ll get an email before your appointment with information and instructions about how to join.
  • At the time of your appointment, click the video link to begin your virtual chat. Or, for telephone appointments, simply wait for the GP to call you at your chosen time.
  • Most GP appointments with Vala tend to last around half an hour. This gives you the chance to discuss your symptoms or concerns in detail, so your GP can make an accurate diagnosis.
  • After your appointment, the GP will update your Vala portal with any relevant information or next steps. You can login at any time to view your information.

What kind of conditions does Vala cover?

One of the best ways that Vala are revolutionising GP appointments is by placing a great emphasis on functionalhealthcare. We don’t just want to treat any existing conditions, we want to help you live a life that’s bursting with vitality! With this in mind, we’d love to address any health issues or concerns you have, and work with you to create a happier, healthier self in 2021.

Whether you’d like some help with your physical, mental or emotional wellbeing, or anything else health related, we’re here. Our team of expert healthcare professionals are revolutionising GP appointments for the 21st Century.

Join the healthcare revolution

Sign up now to start your healthcare journey with Vala. Or get in touch for more information!

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