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Seven day GP access scheme in Yorkshire is abandoned owing to lack of demand

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 16 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3279
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

A pilot scheme designed to test the government’s plans for seven day access to routine general practice services is to be discontinued because of a lack of demand from patients.

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group in North Yorkshire has decided not to continue its seven day opening scheme beyond 30 June, after an evaluation found little appetite among patients to attend weekend clinics. Commissioners decided that patients would be better served if resources were directed to other areas, such as …

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