Primary Health Care

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th July 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of how to optimise the triaging of patients in primary care.

Photo of James Morris James Morris Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

No specific assessment has been made, as triage is based on clinical need. However, NHS England and the Royal College of General Practitioners have published guidance for practices on how to perform triage and remote consultations effectively.

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