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Reducing visits to A&E

An extra £550M funding for NHS will improve access to GPs, modernise GP surgeries and improve out-of-hospital care.  For patients, this will mean:

  • 18m people will, by March 2016, be offered more evening & weekend, video, email & telephone consultations - the equivalent of 8,000 more appointments a day
  • over 8.5m people will see redevelopment of their existing practices, to increase clinical space & offer additional services
  • greater access to pharmacists, nurses & speech therapists from local GP surgeries
  • more personalised advice from pharmacists who will be able to access medical records
  • more tests, treatments & services offered closer to people’s homes, including minor operations & blood tests
Researched Links:

DH:  GP evening & weekend appointments to increase

ScotGov:  Review of out-of-hours primary care

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