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Army of workers to support family doctors

An army of advisers will be recruited to help patients live fitter, healthier lives and combat anxiety, loneliness and depression under NHS plans to ramp up social prescribing.

Around half of GP appointments are not directly related to medical conditions, according to experts.

The blueprint for universal personalised care, which will also free up GPs to deal with patients who really need them, is due to approved by the NHS England board later this week.