UK-based online physician marketplace PushDoctor has received $8.2m in Series A funding, bringing the total funding secured to date to $9.4m.

With the investment, PushDoctor intends to strengthen its brand position as category leader, carry out further product innovations and expand the business management structure.

The funding will also be used to make key marketing and product hires and to advance its industry connectivity by offering patients a simpler and more powerful set of routes into the healthcare eco-system.

Oxford Capital and Draper Espirit led the financing round with participation from Partech Ventures. The company is among global disrupters, including Lyst and TrustPilot.

According to the company, the Care Quality Commission-regulated and NHS-commissioned service allows patients to book and attend secure video GP appointments seven days per week, 365 days of the year, via a website and iOS app.

"We are all about usage, we want patients to get the advice they want from real doctors, in person and at a time that is convenient for them."

PushDoctor founder Eren Ozagir said: " is the category leading digital primary care provider and will continue to work to provide UK patients with the ability to see a doctor whenever they want in a matter of minutes, at a price that is affordable and super sustainable.

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"We are all about usage, we want patients to get the advice they want from real doctors, in person and at a time that is convenient for them.

"This investment will allow us to continue to deliver important step changes in digital health.

"We believe that having the ability to see a doctor on-demand speeds up the patient journey to recovery and that every patient should have the choice to reach for professional advice when they need to."

Oxford Capital growth capital managing director Tom Bradley and Draper Esprit partner Vishal Gulati will join PushDoctor’s board.

PushDoctor allows patients to connect to qualified GMC registered private GPs in minutes in a HIPAA-approved video surgery. Patients benefit from instant access to professional medical advice from a UK doctor who can prescribe, refer or provide a sick note.