Dr Now partners with insurer to reduce teacher absence

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Dr Now partners with insurer to reduce teacher absence

A school staff absence insurance provider will be using the Dr Now / Now GP app to reduce teacher absence and minimise disruption to children's education in the UK.

The Schools Advisory Service will be introducing access to the Dr Now / Now GP mobile application to its 100,000 members, who work across 3,500 schools nationwide, from 1 April.

The partnership will enable teachers to have a convenient consultation via smartphone with a UK-based GP doctor and receive prescriptions via the integrated pharmacy system. 

The arrangement replaces Schools Advisory Service's previous GP telephone service.

Recent figures show that 2.7 million teaching days are lost each year through sickness. 

Les Marshall, director of Schools Advisory Service said: "Our new service from Now Healthcare Group will be an essential element of trying to prevent and reduce staff absences in schools." 

Lee Dentith, founder & CEO of Now Healthcare Group  said: "Our partnership will benefit schools, teachers and children alike as we look to minimise disruption to pupils' education across the country."

Further reading 

Dr Now provides GP access through Sick Pay insurance

‘Major step forward' as Dr Now delivers first in-flight GP appointment 

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