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Cameron reiterates promise of seven day access to GPs

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 30 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5960
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

Everyone in England will be able to see a GP seven days a week between 8 am and 8 pm by 2020 if the Conservative Party is elected next year, the prime minister has pledged. In an announcement at the Conservatives’ conference in Birmingham David Cameron said that £400m (€510m; $650m) would be committed over the next five years to fund the plan nationally.

The initiative is currently being piloted in parts of England after an announcement at last year’s Conservative Party conference,1 which saw an initial £50m committed to give seven day access to 7.5 million patients registered at 1195 practices. Cameron …

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