DHC responds to Digital First Consultation

Earlier today, the DHC responded to NHS England’s consultation on Digital First Primary Care services.

The DHC strongly welcomes the commitment in the NHS Long Term Plan to give every patient in England access to digital GP services. We welcome the statements made in the consultation paper that emphasise the importance of patient-centred care, specifically:

  • That money continues to follow the patient.
  • The centrality and importance of patient choice.

We believe digital health can make a significant contribution to help with the shortage of doctors, as well as contributing to a better working experience, and health.

We support proposals to streamline APMS contracting, though we have significant reservations about the disaggregation proposals and associated criteria.