GP at Hand cleared to expand to Birmingham

Digital practice GP at Hand has been cleared to expand into Birmingham, reports the HSJ, following the removal of an objection by NHS England. The Clinical Commissioning Group, which hosts GP at Hand, Hammersmith and Fulham CCG, was told by the NHS England London team during a primary care committee meeting.

The committee was told that a solution had been found to previous concerns about GP at Hand integrating with local screening and immunisation services.

GP at Hand, the digital health service run by Babylon Health, will now be free to expand outside of London for the first time. It may now be easier to expand into other cities; Babylon Health has previously looked into expansion in Leeds and Southampton.

Full story in HSJ, 13 February 2019

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