COVID-19: BMA in the news

Read a recent selection of our most current media coverage in response to the BMA's work protecting doctors during the COVID-19 crisis.

It’s testament to general practice that in April, the majority of appointments were done the same day as booking. The number of consultations taking place after a two-to-seven day wait is going up, which is a sign that practices are responding appropriately to the needs of their patients who want to wait for a specific timed appointment, often face-to-face. However, it’s also a sign that other practices are struggling to meet same day requests, and illustrates the serious toll that increased patient demand is having on surgeries across the country, and how much harder it is for GPs to give patients the timely care they need.

Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee chair
Reach across the UK over the last three days
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