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7 day GP services by 2020

Published: 6 October, 2015

Prime Minister pledges to deliver 7-day GP services by 2020

The Prime Minister has announced details of a new, voluntary contract for GPs to deliver 7-day care for all patients by 2020.

Following a pledge of improved access to general practice by March 2016, today’s announcement includes a new, voluntary contract option for general practice, integrated with community nurses and other health and care professionals, to provide more seamless, person-centred care for patients. The key principles of the new contract, which will replace the 2004 GP contract and QOF, will be:

  • more money for primary care
  • more control for GPs over the way they work
  • more time to care for patients, and services 7 days a week

The announcement also includes proposals to deliver 7-day hospital services across half the country by 2018.

Press release : Prime Minister pledges to deliver 7-day GP services by 2020, 4 October 2015

Last updated: 6 October, 2015

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