General Practitioners: ICT

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to guarantee the safety of online GP services.

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

Online general practitioner services providing treatment for a disease, disorder or injury under supervision of a medical practitioner registered with the General Medical Council, and which are based in England or have a base of operations in England, are required to register with the Care Quality Commission and meet the requirements of Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014, including provisions for safe care and treatment.

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