Video GP sessions to be launched in France

Remote video GP consultation
Agences Régionales de Santé are setting up telemedicine access points. Grand-Est ARS has 50 sites but plans 150 this year... while Nouvelle Aquitaine will have 153

Telemedicine consultations are now reimbursed

France is taking a major step towards improving healthcare for tens of thousands of people living in rural areas as télémédecine or video-conference doctor appointments start to be reimbursed via the health service.

The change could see 500,000 patients treated by telemedicine in 2019 and 1.4 million by 2022, easing waiting lists for hard-pressed GP and specialist surgeries.

In a bid to end ‘medical deserts’ where healthcare is scarce, every French resident will be able to consult their GP médecin traitant via the internet as long as both doctor and patient agree and can access internet-linked equipment.

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