Insurer VitalityHealth has launched an app for customers so they can have their own “clinic in their pocket”.

Through the Vitality GP app, members can set up video consultations with a GP, get onward consultant referrals if needed, arrange physical and psychological therapy sessions and find verified health information.

Members can also get access to mental health support.

Dr Ali Hasan, clinical operations director at VitalityHealth, commented: “We are very excited to launch the new Vitality GP service. This is a transformation of our successful integrated GP proposition and it makes it even easier for our members to access our best-in-class healthcare.

“At VitalityHealth, we don’t see ourselves as just funders of care, but also as trusted providers of advice for our members. We want to help them navigate the healthcare system and, of course, to ultimately achieve the best health outcome possible.

“Our updated Vitality GP is the next evolution of our approach – a health concierge in your hands.”

The app has been delivered by Square Health, a health-tech and healthcare provider and one of the UK’s largest telemedicine providers.

Dr Bippon Vinayak, Executive Chairman of Square Health, said: “At Square Health we have developed a ‘Clinic in a Pocket’ app and platform which acts as a framework to allow us to build bespoke and white-labelled mobile healthcare solutions for our corporate customers.

“We are delighted to have partnered with VitalityHealth to extend and enhance their offering by developing a custom solution tailored to VitalityHealth’s unique proposition.

“This is the beginning of an exciting journey and we very much look forward to the next phase of development.”