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General Practitioners: Working Hours

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Royston Smith Royston Smith Conservative, Southampton, Itchen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what procedures are in place to record the number of patients offered (a) evening and (b) weekend appointments at GP surgeries.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Data on the number of patients offered evening and weekend appointments is not collected or held centrally.

Data on extended access appointments is collated by an internal monitoring survey by quarterly submissions from clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). CCGs collect data on the number of appointments available, booked and ‘Did Not Attends’ for each day of the reporting month and what practices offer online consultations. This does not include data on the number of patients offered evening and weekend appointments.

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