20th April 2020

Historic agreement between GPs and Government


A historic agreement, between the Government and 100+ GPs, has resulted in a contract whereby GPs will support:
– Out of Hospital Care where possible
– Ambulance service 24/7 to help treat patients in situ
– Emergency Department and Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) opened on 14 April
– Care Homes across the Island
– Health and Community Services

If you need a doctor’s appointment, call your surgery – do not go there. You will then be triaged by telephone or video consultation, a face-to-face consultation, or a home visit, depending on your need as determined by the GP.

For the next 4 months, the Government is subsidising fees:
COVID Response Team Home visit and All End of Life Free

GP consultations (including phone, video and nurse consultations)
Children aged 0-4 Free
Children and young people 5-17 £10
All other consultations £20
Home visit £40
Repeat consultation on same issue within 72 hours Free
Pregnancy bundle £120

Free Services
Cervial Smear
Childhood immunisation
Repeat Prescription
Prescription collection/delivery service
Letter of referral

There is more information on the Government website