The areas where more than 80 per cent of GP appointments are remote

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Patients treated by the Ely North Primary Care Network (PCN) – which represents six GPs in Cambridgeshire – were the least likely to be seen in person last month.

About 84.5 percent of medical consultations conducted by the PCN were held externally, the data shows.

Better Health MCR PCN, which represents three practices in Greater Manchester, held 83 per cent of its appointments externally, while Rural West PCN, which represents two surgeries in Hampshire, held 82.6 per cent of its appointments externally.

Before Covid, around 80 percent of appointments were held in person, the latest nationwide figure is around 66 percent.

Market Harborough and Bosworth PCN – which cares for more than 28,000 patients in Leicestershire – had the lowest percentage of remote appointments last month at just 0.4 per cent.

Of the 6,170 practices that submitted data, 2,008 hold more appointments remotely via phone or video call than in person – 32.4 percent.

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