At an event attended by several senior NHS England decision makers at Babylon’s London Offices on Thursday evening, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock spoke about his support for the service ‘GP at Hand’.
He said “it works for patients. It doesn’t necessarily work for all patients and nor should it… It’s role in terms of clinicians: by taking pressure off the NHS it can remove or help to remove one of the biggest challenges that we face which is increasing demand. It does not replace the need for GPs: it augments the need for GPs – human GPs. And it will help to deliver a better service”.
Hancock discussed wanting to change NHS rules to improve access to Babylon’s NHS digital primary care service so some new services can be accommodated, and existing services are protected.
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