An increased roll out of Babylon Healthcare’s GP at Hand service was postponed after NHS England lodged a “formal objection”, it has been revealed.
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The Department of Health has announced the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to be given the power to rate even more healthcare services including online GP consultations.
Babylon Health Services says it has ‘duty’ to point out CQC ‘shortcomings’
The chief executive of eConsult has admitted that online consultations ‘may not be a silver bullet’ after research revealed low patient interaction.
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Motion which calls for GPs not to begin introducing online consultations until there is ‘clear evidence’ that it is beneficial to patients has been passed.
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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says every patient in England will be able to use an app to access their medical records and book GP appointments by end 2018.
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