GPs are telling Michael Fabricant that inaccurate records could hold up some patients from being called for vaccination. A Lichfield GP told Michael “The commonest first way to contact people is by text message to the mobile number we have registered. But you would be amazed how many patients don’t update us when they change their number or have refused to accept text messages”.
Michael Fabricant says “MPs cannot intervene with individual GP practices as to when they should call patients on their list to be vaccinated against Covid. This is a clinical decision that will be made by each GP practice. But the first step is to ensure that your GP does have your correct and up to date mobile number and email address and that you have authorised them to use it. And if you have neither, you need to ensure they have your landline phone number. You will then be called for the vaccine when the time is right.”