Now Healthcare Group has teamed up with insurance giant Aviva to develop a new digital GP service.

Aviva's customers will be provide with convenient access to more than 1,000 GPs through its app, Aviva Digital GP, which allows customers to book video consultations, receive remote diagnoses and get advice on simpler medical queries through a live chat facility.

The app will allow customers to choose whether their consultations are with a male or female GP and will also give them a choice of 12 languages.

Users can also use the service to order medicines and repeat prescriptions.

"Aviva is excited about appointing Now Healthcare Group as our new strategic provider of digital health services," said Mark Noble, CEO of global health at Aviva.

"At Aviva we're keen to provide our customers with digital solutions to help make their lives easier and give greater control of their health.

"We are confident that this new relationship will provide Aviva with opportunities to enhance, evolve and change the way we look after the health of our customers."

Lee Dentith, founder and chief executive of Now Healthcare Group, added: "Now Healthcare Group is delighted to be working with Aviva to deliver our innovative healthcare services to its vast client and customer base.

"This relationship, following our exemplary Care Quality Commission report, further cements our status as our industry's leading provider, and we're very excited to be working with one of the UK's largest insurers to bring convenient and accessible healthcare to more and more people."