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Over 80% of GP practices lack crucial technology, warns NHSE lead

Only 10-15% of GP practices are using all three of the ‘modern’ patient access tools — including overhauling their approach to triage — which are at the centre of NHS England’s primary care recovery plan, its GP lead has told HSJ

Amanda Doyle, national director for primary care and community services, told HSJ this was its current estimate of the share of practices which already have in place all three of: digital phone systems; online messaging; and modern triage, response and care navigation.

These are cornerstones of the primary care recovery plan,published by the government and NHS England this month, which says they are prerequisites for offering “modern general practice access”.

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Source: HSJ, 23 May 2023


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