London start-up HealthHero has acquired online consultation provider Doctorlink.

The health technology platform has also confirmed a ten times revenue growth in 2020, making it one of the largest telehealth companies in Europe.

Operating across the UK, Ireland and Germany HealthHero provides services to more than 20 million people.

The Covid-19 pandemic, significant new client wins and strategic acquisitions in international markets, including clinical areas such as mental health, have contributed to its success, the company said.

Ranjan Singh, chief executive of HealthHero, said: “2020 has also been a transformational year for the healthcare sector as a whole. But now the focus needs to be on ensuring that digital healthcare’s growth is focused squarely on improving patient outcomes.

“Right now, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to rebuild healthcare to be something that truly serves the patient, as well as practitioners and providers.

“To do that effectively as an industry, we need to focus on adopting a holistic approach to healthcare, rather than mimicking silos that exist already in both traditional and digital healthcare structures.”

HealthHero provides its services through corporates and insurance providers, serving more than 1,000 businesses, as well as the NHS.

It provides a holistic approach to healthcare – merging separate disciplines such as GP, mental health and musculoskeletal consultations.

Doctorlink was one of 11 suppliers selected to provide video consultations for primary care to help the NHS cope with unprecedented patient demand during the coronavirus outbreak.

The providers GP online triage operates in more then 1,500 GP practices, covering 12.5 million NHS patients.

“Doctorlink’s team has an unparalleled track record in building best-in-class technology,” Singh added.

“By welcoming them into the HealthHero family, we can continue to break down these silos and marry digital convenience with clinical expertise.”