A survey by Pulse has found that over one third of GP practices have been forced to stop routine care in the past year. Graham Kendall, Director of Digital Healthcare Council said: “With record pressures on general practice, we need to make the most of every tool available, and digital providers can play a significant… Read More DHC responds to ‘Over one third of GP practices forced to stop routine care in the past year’
This study highlights the importance of providing patients and clinicians with a high-quality choice in consultation type. There will always be a role for telephone and face-to-face consultations, and the option of video consultations is an important part of that choice. With record pressure on general practice, embracing digital solutions including video consultations is a… Read More Responding to Why do GPs rarely do video consultations? qualitative study in UK general practice
In our response to the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry into the future of general practice, we highlight: 1. The government policy of increasing face-to-face GP appointments works against what most people want Every week, Digital Healthcare Council members ask millions of patients how they want to engage with general practice and what sort… Read More DHC highlights major gap between Government policy and what patients want in response to Health Select Committee inquiry
Commenting in Andrea Downey’s article in Digital Health News, DHC director Graham Kendall explained how technology has an important part to play reducing GP burnout and managing patient demand, giving examples of how DHC members have been supporting clinicians to tackle the pressures of Covid. “With a record-level waiting list of 5.4 million and an… Read More GP burnout – is tech to blame for mounting workloads?