Boris Johnson warns NHS GPs that they must provide face-to-face appointments

BORIS Johnson yesterday warned GPs that they must provide face-to- face appointments.

The PM’s official spokesman said “it is right” the public should expect to see their doctor in person if they want to.

He said: “The NHS has been clear to every GP practice that they must provide face-to-face appointments, and we fully support that.

“GPs throughout the pandemic have worked hard to see patients and appointment numbers have returned to pre pandemic levels.

“It's right the public expect to be able to see their GP in person if needed, and we want to make sure that that continues, that it is available.”

He spoke out amid warnings from experts that in some parts of the country fewer than half of consultations are ­conducted in person.

Experts have warned that not seeing a doctor face to face could hammer diagnosis and treatment of life threatening diseases.

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