General Practitioners: Digital Technology

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th January 2019.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care), Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 6 of the NHS Long-Term Plan, what estimate has he made of the proportion of online GP consultations that will be carried out by private providers that do not currently provide NHS services.

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

To date, no estimate has been made. The proportion will depend on the preferences of patients and the extent to which existing providers of primary care take up the opportunity to offer online general practitioner consultations.

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