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UK moving to prioritize telemedicine

October 1, 2013 | Telepresence Options

uk healthcare

Story and images by James Kirkup / The Telegraph

David Cameron will announce proposals at the Tory conference tomorrow aimed at addressing complaints that limited GP opening hours make it hard for working people to get an appointment.

"Millions of people find it hard to get an appointment to see their GP at a time that fits in with their work and family life," he said.

The changes will be trialled at a handful of surgeries next year.

NHS hospitals are struggling to cope with a rising number of admissions to accident and emergency departments and ministers say many people decide to go to hospital because they cannot see a GP easily.

The Department of Health will now set aside �50?million for GP surgeries who want to apply for money to fund longer hours and new consultation methods.

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