GP rescue plan to boost face-to-face consultations
BBC News says GPs in England are being told to see more patients face-to-face as ministers unveil a £250m winter rescue package.
The emergency funding is being handed to GPs so they can recruit extra locum staff with an emphasis on providing more same-day appointments.
Social distancing rules are also expected to be relaxed so that GPs can bring more people into their buildings.
It comes amid mounting criticism about the fall in face-to-face appointments since the start of the pandemic.
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