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Budget for seven-day GP access doubled to £750m, announces Treasury


This is, of course, excellent news for people who can't access their GP during normal working hours. Those who work, for a start, but also those with carers who work, child care duties and other duties. Sunday utility is an issue at the moment mainly because people don't know that it's available. But this needs to happen with an expanded Primary Care workforce, not just GPs but nurses AHPs and the wider Care system. The team will need to be more proactive in managing those people with same day need, including those with long term conditions where an early intervention prevents deterioration. Better end of life and nursing home care too. I think this is very exciting, also what people voted for, and what people consistently say they want.

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24 Nov 2015

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