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GP at Hand: NHS England upholds CCG’s objection to planned Birmingham expansion

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 13 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3899
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

NHS England has upheld an objection by clinical commissioners to a request from GP at Hand to subcontract its digital service from London to Birmingham, citing concerns about how patients will access screening services.

GP at Hand, run by an NHS general practice in Hammersmith in partnership with the technology company Babylon, offers patients GP consultations 24/7 on their smartphone or in person at five clinics in London. But it is keen to expand beyond the capital and submitted a request on 22 June to vary its subcontracting arrangements with Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) by adding a …

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