GPs in England get green light to provide less care and join Covid jab drive

Ministers have given GPs in England the green light to provide less care to patients for the next four months so they can join the “national mission” to urgently deliver Covid booster jabs.

Family doctors will spend less time monitoring people with conditions such as diabetes and heart problems, do fewer health checks on the over-75s and stop performing minor surgery until April.

The health secretary, Sajid Javid, and NHS bosses have approved the controversial changes so that GPs and practice nurses can join the urgent drive to administer top-up shots as quickly as possible.

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