GP surgeons who fail to provide face-to-face appointments will soon be named in the league’s new tables.
Patients will also be able to request personal appointments as millions of pounds are poured into the NHS to improve access to GPs.
But those who fail to communicate face-to-face at the “appropriate” level will not be eligible for new government funding.
Among other changes, patients will be able to rate their GP practice performance via text message.
These measures will see the GP free from some red tape and appeal to other parts of the NHS for some care help – such as other healthcare workers giving patients a footnote or DVL. A. New options are provided for issuing checks.
NHS England said the measures, including a 250 250 million Winter Access Fund, would allow GP practices to improve availability and increase the number of face-to-face meetings and one-day care.
The NHS cash injection was announced on Tuesday amid growing anger that people could not meet in person.
The move will help surgeons pay for folk doctors, physiotherapists and specialists and reduce waiting times.
Amanda Pritchard, CEO of the NHS, said: “It is important for our patients to improve access to high quality general procedures.
NHS England is taking both emergency and long-term measures to support GPs and their teams with additional investment and support.
The GP’s methods were said to be “respect for face-to-face care priorities” and the local health system would be given more freedom to determine how to deal with access issues.
Other initiatives include “enhancing surveillance”, funding for upgrading GP telephone lines, publishing GP appointment data in the spring, and assistance to those who meet the “appropriate level” of face-to-face meetings. Don’t come down
Despite the lockdown ending in August, many people in England do not have access to face-to-face meetings.
In July, only 57% of GP appointments in England – or 14.6 million – were in surgery. Another 10 million, or 39 percent, were on the phone, with 900,000 home visits and video calls.
Before the epidemic, eight out of ten visits were to a private clinic, and critics warned that patients would suffer if they were not brought back.
Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth said: “This could mean a missing diagnosis of a serious illness. It is important that ministers present an NHS rescue plan with resources and staff to ensure that everyone who Face to face GP wants an appointment and can get it.
Health Secretary Sajid Javed said: “I am committed to ensuring that patients can see their GP the way they want, wherever they are.
“I would like to thank the GPs and their teams for their tremendous efforts during this difficult time of living memory.
“Our new project provides investment and target support to general practice teams.”
He said the new measures would “deal with poor performance” by relieving staff pressure so that they could spend more time with patients and increase the number of face-to-face meetings.
The Minister added: “At the same time, we are taking further steps to combat abuse and harassment so that GP surgeons who work so hard to care for patients can do so without fear for their safety.” can do.”
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