General Practitioners

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of GP appointments for minor ailments that could have been treated at home or with advice from a pharmacy (a) in total, (b) by each strategic health authority until their abolition and (c) by each clinical commissioning group since they were set up in England in each year since 2006.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS England does not hold the requested level of detail in respect to general practitioner (GP) appointments. It has therefore not been possible to consider each GP appointment and make a judgement as to whether the patient could/should have been treated at home or by a pharmacy.

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