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NHS should reject online GP schemes that “cherry pick” patients, say LMCs

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1149 (Published 09 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1149
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Services that allow patients to consult online with their GP should not be established in the NHS unless they are willing to provide comprehensive care to all patients, general practice leaders have said.

At their annual conference in Liverpool on 9 March, UK Local Medical Committees (LMCs) passed a motion which expressed concern that new online GP services such as GP at Hand are “cherry picking” healthy, less complex patients, to the detriment of …

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