NHS England is committed to increasing access to general practice at evenings and weekends. The CCG will be receiving additional funding over the next few years to fund additional sessions at these times (approx. £3 a head in 2018/19 and £6 a head in 2019/20) depending on local demand.
We will be carrying out an extensive programme of engagement and consultation with patients and practices in 2017 to develop a local plan for improving access. This includes the use of new online tools as well as extended opening hours whilst being mindful of workforce constraints.