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PM confirms extension of GP hours for millions of patients

7.5 million patients are going to be able to see their family doctors outside of work hours thanks to a new fund to extend GP opening times, the Prime Minister has announced.

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Hunt: Online GP appointments are 'what patients want'

Jeremy Hunt said Government plans to offer GP consultations on video phone or email will be "quicker for doctors" and are "what patients want".

The Health Secretary cited the example of "a very elderly lady, perhaps in her 90s", saying: "She could press a red button at home and be talking by Skype to a doctor."

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