Important to recognise huge pressures on GPs

14 October 2021

Responding to NHS England and NHS Improvement's announcement of a plan to improve access to GP appointments and to support GPs, the deputy chief executive of NHS Providers, Saffron Cordery, said:

"It is good to see that the immense pressure that GPs and other primary care colleagues are facing is being recognised with additional funding and support.

"Face-to-face appointments are an important aspect of safety for some patients, and this should be recognised. They will always be an essential part of general practice, as they will be across the health service.

"But good care can also be delivered remotely. Indeed, some people prefer remote care: it is convenient, can give patients more control over how and when they access services, and it can help ensure someone receives the most appropriate care for their needs."

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