GP pulse oximeter system revamped after low uptake

However, Dr Chris Moy says the devices are 'less important' now patients can access monoclonal antibodies and oral antivirals
Dr Chris Moy.

Health officials say they have “streamlined” the process for ordering pulse oximeters, revealing that GPs have only received around 25,000 of the 200,000 devices allocated to the specialty.

They are meant to play a role in helping GPs care for older or unvaccinated COVID-19 patients in the community.