Two London startups are planning to launch a new digital service that offers online forums and direct access to experts for pregnancy and skin conditions.

HealthUnlocked, the largest social network dedicated to health in the world, and Doctify, a doctor rating and appointment booking service, are teaming up to provide the new online spaces designed to bring people with similar conditions and needs together.

In a change to the usual offering from a HealthUnlocked community centred on peer to peer support, Doctify consultants will be part of the conversation and provide expertise to the forum by giving advice and answering the most popular questions in a monthly post.

HealthUnlocked is one of the largest health websites in the UK, meaning this new partnership will potentially provide Doctify the opportunity to improve healthcare outcomes for millions of people across the UK, the groups noted.

"By using technology we can develop solutions that have the potential to completely rethink how people access healthcare and manage their own health," said Dr Matt Jameson Evans, co founder and chief medical officer at HealthUnlocked.

"HealthUnlocked communities have been shown to provide users with more confidence in managing their health and reducing some of the need for clinical appointments. By partnering with Doctify we can build on this and offer even more support".