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clockFebruary 29 2016

GP practice opening hours have seen an increase over the past four years, the Welsh Government has announced.

 

Data published last week said that in 2015:

  • 82% of GP practices were open for daily core hours (8am to 6.30pm Mondays to Fridays) or within one hour of the daily core hours, up from 60% in 2011;
  • 97% of practices offered appointments at any time between 5pm and 6.30pm on at least two week days, up from 92% in 2011;
  • 79% of practices offered appointments at any time between 5pm and 6.30pm every day, up from 63% in 2011;
  • 4%of practices closed half day on one week day, down from 19% in 2011.

Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford said the figures show the Welsh Government is delivering on one of its key Programme for Government commitments made in 2011. He continued: “It is important access continues to improve so people have the right care and advice from the right person, at the right time. The right person may be a pharmacist, a physiotherapist, a nurse, a social worker or a local voluntary organisation. We want GPs to be able to focus their time and expertise on people with more complex care needs.”

Link:

Welsh Government announcement

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