Digital healthcare specialist Push Doctor is looking to expand its service after raising more than £20m in an international funding round.

The Manchester-based firm links patients in the UK to a network of thousands of doctors, giving them access to medical advice within minutes.

Its successful series B round was led by Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV) and Draper Esprit, and there was also participation from Oxford Capital, Partech Ventures and Seventure Partners.

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Eren Ozagir, Push Doctor founder and CEO, said: “We have treated more cases digitally than anyone in Europe and consistently grown over 35 per cent month-on-month for 16 months.

“As a result, we have a dataset that provides a unique view of the medical issues facing a nation.

“This has meant that we have been able to scope and create a data-driven digital health platform that will treat the whole person.

“No one before Push Doctor has provided consumers with access to a single digital health platform that combines responsive medicine and chronic condition management as well as fitness and nutritional conditioning.”

The cash injection will allow Push Doctor to bring new products to market, the first of which will launch later in 2017.

Michael Dimelow, head of investment at ADV, added: "The health and wellbeing sector is perfectly positioned to benefit from digital technology innovation, and the UK is one of the best places from which to build a global business in this space.

"We’re delighted to announce our investment in Push Doctor with its unique vision to build an open platform, where the entire industry can connect and collaborate."