Sajid Javid warns GPs over face-to-face appointments

Sajid Javid warns GPs over face-to-face appointments
Sajid Javid warns GPs over face-to-face appointments
Health Secretary Sajid Javid fires a warning shot at GPs who are still not offering face-to-face appointments as he hints at crackdown MPs expressed concerns over GPs still not offering face-to-face appointments Sajid Javid said more GPs should now return to offering face-to-face access He hinted at potential crackdown as he said he 'intends to do a lot more about it' 

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Sajid Javid today fired a warning shot at GPs who are still not offering more face-to-face appointments as he hinted at a potential crackdown.

The Health Secretary said 'everyone can understand' why GPs 'couldn't provide access in the normal way' during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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But he said 'we are way past that now' and doctors should be following society in going back to 'completely normal' life. 

He said that 'more GPs should be offering face-to-face access' and 'we intend to do a lot more about it'. 

Sajid Javid today fired a warning shot at GPs who are yet to return to offering more face-to-face appointments

Sajid Javid today fired a warning shot at GPs who are yet to return to offering more face-to-face appointments

The Health Secretary said 'everyone can understand' why GPs 'couldn't provide access in the normal way' during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic but he said 'we are way past that now'

The Health Secretary said 'everyone can understand' why GPs 'couldn't provide access in the normal way' during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic but he said 'we are way past that now'

Virtual appointments were heavily encouraged throughout the Covid crisis in an attempt to keep social mixing low and hospitals virus-free.

But trusts have continued to incentivise the practice, with GPs being offered bonuses to keep in person attendances low.

There are fears that some people, particularly the elderly, are being

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