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Coronavirus: General Practitioners

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th March 2020.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent advice he has issued to GP surgeries on restricting patients' access as a result of covid-19; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 19 March 2020

The latest guidance for general practitioners (GPs) is being updated on NHS England and NHS Improvement website at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/publication/preparedness-letters-for-general-practice/

The full utilisation of technology such as online triage is important.

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