Mental Health Services: Telemedicine

(asked on 11th January 2022) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of telephone consultations for assessing patients with mental health problems compared to face to face consultation.


Answered by
Gillian Keegan Portrait
Gillian Keegan
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
This question was answered on 14th January 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

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1: who have worked hard to restart primary care and serve patients in difficult circumstances. But I should - Speech Link
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