Health and Care Integration

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 19th April 2022.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

My right hon. Friend is absolutely right to raise this issue. We have heard time and time again in this Chamber about the pressures our constituents are facing in order to get that kind of face-to-face access to their GPs. We all know why the situation was particularly bad at the height of the pandemic, but we expect it to improve rapidly. The percentage of people being seen face to face is increasing substantially, in large part because of the measures the Government have taken, including the £250 million access fund that was announced a few months ago.