Sajid Javid jeered by GPs as they hit out at 'malicious criticism' over face-to-face appointments
Telegraph, 14 Oct 2021
GPs have complained about the "malicious criticism" doctors are facing after finding themselves at the centre of a "public storm" over plans to increase face-to-face appointments.
The NHS is ploughing millions of pounds into a new package of measures aimed at improving access to GPs, but practices which fail to provide an "appropriate" level of in-person appointments will not be eligible for the new funding.
The measures, spearheaded by Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, also include a review of social distancing at GP surgeries – rules said to be hampering patients' ability to see a doctor in person.
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