Virtual GP service gets green light to expand out of London BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A virtual GP service has been given the green light to expand to a second major city after health leaders dropped their objections. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/virtual-gp-service-gets-green-light-to-expand-out-of-london-37814739.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37814738.ece/1909d/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_cfffda0e-79e6-42e7-a0f2-0edf3692af35_1 Email A virtual GP service has been given the green light to expand to a second major city after health leaders dropped their objections. NHS England confirmed it had found a solution to previous concerns around access to immunisation and screening programmes for GP at Hand patients and lifted its objections to it expansion. The decision paves the wave for the service, created by healthcare technology firm Babylon Health, to launch in Birmingham. But senior medics branded the decision “disappointing and premature” and said it was “inappropriate” to allow GP at Hand’s expansion before an independent evaluation of it is published. GP at Hand offers a GP consultation via a smartphone 24 hours a day to patients who live or work in various locations in London, with the promise of a video consultation within two hours of booking. If a patient needs a face-to-face appointment, they must travel to clinics in commuter hubs. It is hosted by Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group… Read full this story
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