Analysis of the data from The Telegraph has found that one in three GP practices are doing more appointments remotely than face-to-face.
Across England, GPs are on average holding 59 per cent of their appointments in-person as of October 2022 – but the data shows many individual surgeries are falling far short of this national performance.
Over 2,000 practices of the 6,170 which submitted data are holding a majority of appointments by telephone or video call – 32 per cent.
Though the NHS has not set a specific target for face-to-face appointments, this is vastly below pre-pandemic levels.
In September the Government announced that patients should be able to get an appointment in a fortnight.
November’s data shows that only two per cent of GP practices are seeing all of their patients within two weeks.