GP 'Uber' app offers video consults

In what it is being described as the medical equivalent to taxi app Uber, private health insurers in Ireland are offering their members GP consults by smartphone.

Aviva Health Insurance is offering the app called 'babylon' to new members with the promise of "three free GP video consultations"  alongside online expert medical advice, consultant referrals and prescriptions "without leaving your home or office".

Employer sick notes are also provided between 8am and 8pm