1. Is the Trust planning to use GPs within any of its emergency departments over the winter months?

2. Has the Trust recruited/is the Trust planning to recruit GPs to staff its emergency departments over the winter months? If so, how many will be/have been recruited? If so, please confirm (i) the cost of recruitment and (ii) the planned duration of the post(s).

3. If the Trust is planning to use GPs in A&E departments, how will they fit into the current system/how will they be used?

4. If the Trust is planning to use GPs in A&E departments, why is this necessary?

5. If the Trust is NOT planning to use GPs in A&E departments, will it be necessary to employ more consultants/nurses/locums for this coming winter? If so, why?

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