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Pharmacists to cover GP appointments

Jan 31, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

Pharmacists and physiotherapists will take over routine GP appointments in a plan to cut waiting times at surgeries. Under a new GP contract, an army of 20,000 practice staff will be recruited in the hope it will improve access to services. The £4.5million deal also promises to speed up access to video consultations, with patients given the right to Skype their GP by 2021. Simon Stevens, head of the NHS, said the five-year deal was "the biggest boost primary care in more than r years". Page 2