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FACE TO FACE: Doctors “told to discourage face-to-face appointments” and use virtual consultations permanently

 

Doctors have been told to “discourage face-to-face appointments” and to continue using virtual appointments instead.

The measure was introduced at the start of the pandemic, and now updated NHS guidance says family doctors should screen their patients over the phone before deciding if they need an in-person appointment. Do you think virtual appointments are a good idea?


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