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There are also plans for a Government clinical negligence indemnity for GPs so they do not have to pay spiraling fees to private insurance firms.
The scheme will adopt facial recognition to ensure patient confidentiality and use artificial intelligence as part of an advanced triage system.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced last week he will today offer trainee GPs a £20,000 ‘golden hello’ to get them to work in understaffed practices.
It followed a long line of similar measures to plug the ever-growing gap, since the Government two years ago pledged to hire 5,000 new GPs by 2020.
Prescriptions will be delivered to a pharmacy of choice, allowing for the patient to pick up from the most convenient location.But recent figures show they are quitting at a rate of 400 a month, with many opting to work abroad, leaving to work in the private sector or retiring in their 50s.An army of physician associates, dubbed 'doctors on the cheap' because they don't have medical degrees, are also being trained to prop up the cash-strapped NHS.'So it’s particularly satisfying that our own NHS has become the first health service to harness technology to offer round the clock, accessible healthcare to our people.'The service has been trialed in Fulham with nearly 90 per cent of patients giving the service a five star rating so far, the firm states.Since its rollout, 3,000 people have become members of the new service, with over 10,000 more registering their interest to join as the service rolls out.