Nottinghamshire medical committee blasts 'condescending' face-to-face appointment call

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A leading committee for GPs in Nottinghamshire has blasted coverage of an NHS letter supposedly threatening action to practices not offering face-to-face appointments.

The Nottinghamshire Local Medical Committee (LMC) says a letter from the NHS "reiterating the importance" of in-house appointments is a "slap down" to doctors working during the pandemic.

It follows an open letter from NHS England to all GP practices encouraging them to offer the face-to-face option.

In the letter, NHS chiefs warn that a failure to do so is a "breach of contract" and could lead to increased pressure on hospitals.

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