Square Health purchases digital GP platform Push Doctor

Digital healthcare services provider Square Health has acquired virtual GP provider Push Doctor for an undisclosed sum. Reports suggest that the company was teetering on the brink of collapse.

The Manchester-based Push Doctor, which was founded in 2013, today employs around 100 people. Since its launch, Push Doctor has received £50 million in investment and provides services to roughly six million NHS patients across the UK, as well as to private patients and offers patient access to a range of clinicians such as GPs, physiotherapists, nurses, and pharmacists. In the year ended 30 July, 2020 Push Doctor had revenues of £1.6 million.

Following the acquisition, the company will become a division and trading brand of Square Health. The combined business is said to serve over 12 million UK patients.

Dr Bippon Vinayak, co-founder and executive chairman of Square Health, said in a statement: “We are delighted to welcome the very capable Push Doctor team to the Square Health family. The two businesses are highly complementary, working in separate sectors and allow the opportunity to bring the best in clinical, technological and service delivery.”

Matt Elcock, co-founder and managing director of Push Doctor, added: “I am delighted that Push Doctor is joining the Square Health family. I’m very excited to be working with Bippon and his team and am sure the business will go from strength to strength as we extend our range of services to customers and support the NHS at this critical time.”

It is not clear if the deal is a pre-pack administration sale to save Push Doctor from insolvency. The companies have not immediately responded to HealthInvestor‘s request for comment.

Boots and Babylon had also expressed interest.

Date published: December 14, 2021

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