Why Doctors Should Consider Hiring A Virtual PA

GP practices on the NHS have a team of receptionists on hand to provide administration services as well as take appointments for the week. However, not all doctors within the private sector have this and they can often find organising appointments incredibly stressful.

With evolving mobile technologies, less support staff and changing rules for current medical staff, it’s understandable that even the most experienced doctor can feel lost in the crowd. Thankfully, virtual assistants can help them manage schedules and help them focus more of their time on the patient.

Here’s are some of the ways a virtual assistant can help keep a doctor on track and more efficient with their time.

Call Answering

Answering numerous calls from hundreds of patients a day can be a time-consuming and stressful. Virtual PA services include call answering as standard, which extends to sending out appointment reminders, transferring calls and directing them to the right place to fix their problem.


Doctors have a hectic work schedule. It’s, therefore, no surprise that they find it difficult to handle the various administrative tasks of their practice on their own. By outsourcing these tasks to a virtual assistant, you will be able to maintain and digitise client records without taking up any of your professional or personal time.

Schedule Appointments

According to the Practical Index, GP’s usually offer around 115 appointments a week. However, with an average list size of 1,600 patients, this can get overwhelming very quickly. One of the most common tasks that a virtual assistant is requested to do is diary management. By outsourcing your diary management to a virtual PA, you will benefit from having someone else arranging and cancelling appointments, leaving you free to focus on your current patients.

This doesn’t just cover your professional life. At Virtual PA-UKwe also provide lifestyle management. Whether it’s insurance renewal or your wife’s birthday, you’ll never forget a personal event again.

Our Essex based virtual PA services provide a cost-effective way for businesses to increase productivity. For more information, get in touch with Virtual PA-UK today.