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A £75million tender for the provision of online and video consultations for the NHS, via a new framework, has been published.
Those living with cancer who may have had treated paused or delayed are being offered access to online video pharmacy consultations through Boots for free.
The RCGPs called for further commitments to digital technology to enable remote monitoring, digital consultations and better sharing of data.
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NHS England has confirmed the successful bidders of further lots in a confidential 48-hour tender for the immediate provision of online GP services.
In a letter sent to providers last week, GP surgeries were told to move to a triage-first model of care as the NHS bolsters its response to Covid-19.
The Royal College of GPs has called for more investment in digital technologies “to make better use of data and evidence, and to modernise GP premises”.
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Part of the contract includes GP practices ensuring that they can offer online consultations by April 2020.
The digital-service is now supporting 60 NHS GP practices across England, including Staffordshire, Birmingham, York and Hull.