NHS England will crack down on the long-running payment chaos that has heaped workload on practices in recent years and introduce a simplified payment system to reduce time wasted ‘chasing payments’.
Patients in Hull and East Riding will now have the option to consult with their GP online, reducing the waiting times for face-to-face appointments.
Online consultation systems are not likely to have any notable impact on patient waiting times and could even add to practice workload, according to new research.
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Practices are facing delays as patient records and supplies go missing and payments are made late