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England’s GPs to get £250m boost if they see more patients face-to-face

Practices to receive share of ‘winter access fund’ if they increase in-person appointments

GPs in England will be handed £250m to improve their services but only if they increase the number of patients being seen face-to-face under a new government and NHS action plan.

The move follows an increasingly heated public war of words between GPs and health secretary, Sajid Javid, who has told family doctors to ramp up in-person consultations.

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