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Virtual health care may seem great, particularly when Covid-19 has made GPs increasingly out of reach for many. But how much do we really know about these apps?

By Martha O'Neil  

As strange as it sounds, I enjoy the ritual of going to the doctor. I love the crinkle and pop of badly laid lino, the smell of plastic-coated bottle green seats—harsh lights in the corridor, posters that haven’t been changed for months (sometimes even years). I treasure the chance to fill out a prescription request on top of a five-month-old copy of Hello! magazine and slot it…

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