Coronavirus: How GPs have stopped seeing most patients in person

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The GP profession has changed dramatically in just three weeks. GPs are seeing just seven in every 100 patients face-to-face because of the coronavirus outbreak, following a "remarkable" shift to online and telephone appointments across England.

Professor Martin Marshall, chairman of RCGP and whose own GP surgery is in Newham, east London, said around 40% of patients would normally be triaged before booking an appointment. Now all patients are initially assessed on the phone before booking either a call or video link with a doctor.

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