Every patient to have ‘right’ to access new digital GP providers

The long-term plan, published on Monday, said that by 2022-23 all patients in England will have access to a “digital first primary care offer”, such as online or video consultations.

All patients would have the right to pick either a digital service from their existing GP or, if they prefer, switch to a “new digital GP provider”.

The plan shows that in addition to improving access to consultation for patients, NHS England sees digital GP services as a way to boost workforce participation.

Full Story: HSJ, 7 January 2019