DHC Director, Graham Kendall, explores trends in the latest GP appointment data and highlights how experiences vary across the country. As discussed in this article for the HSJ, the official data contain highly suspect figures to say the least. Despite these reservations, especially about online appointment rates, trends relating to total number of appointments are… Read More What’s happening with GP appointments?
Commenting in the HSJ about the recent framework for digital primary care consultations, DHC Director Graham Kendall said “there are many more providers that offer services that go beyond the scope of the tender”. “Undoubtedly there is huge demand for online consultations at scale and the rapid tender process shows how quickly it’s possible to… Read More Tech suppliers selected for pandemic digital appointments
Commenting in Digital Health News DHC Director, Graham Kendall, said “There has never been a more urgent time to adopt widespread digitisation across the country because it will help provide critical protection to both patients and healthcare professionals.”
Millions of patients will be urged to see their GP by phone or video in a major drive to slow the spread of the coronavirus. GP practices across the country have been told to ramp up the number of remote consultations to reduce the risk of infected patients turning up at surgeries. It means face-to-face… Read More Millions of phone and video appointments to slow the spread of the coronavirus
Last week, the Care Quality Commission published its annual state of care report. Among the usual rhetoric of “the NHS is improving but there’s still a lot we need to get right,” it was interesting to see how much they have focussed on digital care and how much CQC can be used as a lever to ensuring that everyone… Read More A digital (state of care) mind
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:… Read More DHC responds to Digital First Consultation