AOP urges government engagement with primary care

Following healthcare plans, it advised better use of the primary care workforce

The Association of Practitioners called for health secretary Thérèse Coffey to engage better with the primary care workforce while planning future healthcare changes.

In response to the announcement for improved access to GPs as part of new NHS 'Patient Plans', AOP’s chief executive Adam Sampson said: ‘The challenges facing the NHS must be addressed by a properly considered plan – and one that is forged alongside the healthcare professionals that deliver care. We therefore urge the Minister to engage with the skilled primary care workforce – of which optometry is a part – that is ready to protect the NHS now and have a meaningful impact on the lives of patients.

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