PEOPLE in Hayes can now be seen by a GP at Village Pharmacy in Harlington High Street via a two-way video link.

The service comes from Medicspot, a start-up founded by an NHS doctor to support overstretched resources.

It has already seen thousands of patients from more than 250 pharmacies across the UK but has only just launched in this area.

Doctors can perform a full clinical examination of patients with a connected stethoscope, close-examination camera, thermometer, pulse oximeter and blood pressure devices.

It allows them to examine patients despite being many miles away.

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Founder Zubair Ahmed says the service has proved invaluable where NHS patients are regularly forced to wait more than two weeks for a GP appointment or, in more urgent cases, spending several hours in a waiting room at A&E.

“We’re not aiming to replace NHS GP surgeries but, as doctors, we are all concerned about waiting times and the problems this can inevitably cause,” he said.

Hitesh Tailor, owner of Village Pharmacy, believes it will help to ease pressure on NHS resources.

Medicspot at Village Pharmacy is open 9am-6:30pm, Monday-Friday, and 9am–2pm on Saturday. Consultations cost £49 plus the cost of any medication.

You can book online at

or over the phone by calling 020 8759 9658.