NHS app for GP video appointments signs up thousands of Londoners

Thousands of Londoners have signed up for a controversial NHS smartphone service that allows video consultations with a GP around the clock.

The GP at Hand app attracted almost 7,000 Londoners in its first month, despite them having to switch registration from their existing doctor to receive the free advice.

Its backers say it has helped ease winter pressures on A&Es and GP surgeries by enabling those with flu to receive advice at home — while avoiding spreading the virus….read more

Evening Standard: 10 January 2018

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