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General Practitioners: Attendance

Department of Health written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients had access to evening and weekend GP appointments in (a) March 2017 and (b) October 2017.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

In keeping with the National Health Service Operational Planning and Contract Guidance 2016, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have put in place plans to ensure full national coverage by March 2019.

Data is not available for March and October 2017 yet, however, planned rollout trajectory from the initial CCG plans collated at the beginning of the year is detailed below. This is split into two 6 month periods labelled H1 (projected number as at 30 September 2017) and H2 (projected number as at 31 March 2018) for 2017/18.

H1 2017/18

H2 2017/18

(Number of CCGs / % CCGs)

(Number of CCGs / % CCGs)

Total coverage

82

46%

106

51%

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