GP at Hand ads banned by ASA – at last

Babylon Healthcare, trading as GP at Hand, offered people consultations with NHS GPs in minutes by signing up to an app on their phones. What the GP at Hand advert failed to say up front, was that people would have to leave their existing GP surgery in order to register with them. BPV Steering Group member, Maurice Hoffman, was the first patient to complain to…

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It’s curtains for Community Cardiology in Brent

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has announced that its Community Cardiology Service is to close on 28 February 2018. So far there is no replacement. Existing patients are to be transferred to the cardiology out-patient service at the Royal Free Hospital (RFL) in Hampstead unless they opt out. We presume that new patients with heart conditions who need to be referred to a consultant will…

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