Coronavirus: online GP bookings should be stopped because of safety risks, warns BMA

@article{Mahase2020CoronavirusOG,
  title={Coronavirus: online GP bookings should be stopped because of safety risks, warns BMA},
  author={Elisabeth Mahase},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2020},
  volume={368}
}
General practices should be able to turn off their online booking systems in response to the covid-19 outbreak without fear of repercussions over breaching their contract, the BMA has told NHS England. Practices are contractually obliged to provide 25% of their appointments through online booking; as this system does not triage patients in the same way that a receptionist does, however, the BMA has warned that it could lead to patients who have potentially contracted coronavirus turning up at… 
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