To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that BAME communities are able to access GP services during the covid-19 outbreak.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
9 July 2020
Racial disparities in the health of the nation are unacceptable. Following the publication of the report by Public Health England ‘Beyond the data: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups’ recently, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Equalities (Kemi Badenoch MP) is urgently reviewing the findings.
The way in which people can access general practice services during the COVID-19 has changed; practices are offering more triage and remote consultations (video and online) to see as many patients as possible while protecting staff and patients.