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The topic in itself is a non starter. If one goes by current health secretary Matt Hancock’s own admission that he would like Primary care to move more towards digital appointments and remote consultation and NHS England’s nudge to GPs to conduct more face to face consultations, you could clearly see why this idea will be another monumental failure. If author thinks GP practices can be used as infrastructure for testing in a Covid secure manner with some reimbursements to offer, it may materialise immediately. There are examples of successful hot hubs in community mostly based in GP practices which are/were totally isolated from main premises and working independently with their own booking criteria but other than that most of GP time has been appropriately rooted in providing Covid safe remote appointments. The premise of asking possible Covid-19 patients to walk into GP practices and into pharmacies is a sure shot way of shutting these two vital community resources en masse.