- Global Pharma News & Resources

GPDQ announces launch of London’s first drive thru Covid-19 testing centre

London, 20 October 2020: GPDQ, the UK’s leading on-demand GP service, today announces the launch of London’s first private drive thru Covid-19 testing facility operating with immediate effect. 

Following the wide spread demand for Covid-19 PCR tests, with people all over the country unable to receive tests in a timely manner, GPDQ has launched the service in London to meet this increased demand. If people are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, patients can book a 10 minute slot at the site in Hadley Wood using GPDQ’s online system, and the test will then be conducted using swabs on-site at the centre. Should the 24 hour result come back positive, as part of the service you will be called by a GP who will provide a consultation on how best to manage your symptoms and address and concerns the patient may have. 

Commenting on the newly launched service, Dr Anshumen Bhagat, NHS GP and Co-Founder of GPDQ said: “Over the past few weeks we’ve seen reports of delays with the UK’s Covid-19 testing system. The situation is becoming increasingly serious; patients are being told to travel miles for or a test or, in some circumstances, test just aren’t available.

“People have been reduced to staying at home for 14 days with worrying symptoms and no guidance on when a test may be available. We’ve therefore launched this service to support the ever increasing demand for drive thru testing, especially in the Capital to provide people with peace of mind and the ability to live as normally as possible.”