General Practitioners: Extended Opening Hours

Health written question – answered on 18th March 2008.

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Photo of Lynda Waltho Lynda Waltho PPS (Rt Hon David Hanson, Minister of State), Ministry of Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on his plans to extend opening hours of general practitioners surgeries; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

I am pleased that the British Medical Association has agreed new arrangements for GP practices to be open in the evenings and at weekends. These new arrangements will benefit patients, the NHS and GPs.

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