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star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for GP appointments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 210611 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government has committed to ensuring that everyone can see their general practitioner (GP) at a convenient time by increasing the availability of routine appointments in general practice in the evening and at the weekend.</p><p> </p><p>By March 2019, all clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) should provide extended access to general practice for the whole of their registered population (subject to local demand). This includes ensuring that access is available during peak times of demand, including bank holidays and across the Easter, Christmas and New Year periods. ‘Refreshing NHS plans’, published by NHS England in February 2018, included the deliverable for CCGs to provide extended access to GP services for 100% of their population by October 2018. This was to ensure additional capacity was in place ahead of winter 2018.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England and Health Education England (HEE) are working together with the profession to increase the GP workforce. This includes measures to boost recruitment, address the reasons why GPs are leaving the profession, and encourage GPs to return to practice.</p><p> </p><p>The number of doctors entering GP speciality training has been increasing year on year. This year, HEE recruited the highest number of GP trainees ever - 3,473 GP trainees against a target of 3,250, a 10% increase on last year.</p><p> </p><p>Greater skill mix is also key to releasing capacity in general practice. We have committed to investment in the multidisciplinary workforce in general practice. As of September 2018, there were over 3,700 additional clinical staff, excluding GPs, working in general practice compared to 2015; consisting of over 600 more nurses and 3,000 more other direct patient care staff.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine remove filter
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less than 2019-01-29T17:30:31.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T17:30:31.503Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for a GP appointment in (a) Yorkshire and (b) England in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 229102 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>NHS Digital started publishing monthly data on appointments in general practice in December 2018. Data is currently available between November 2017 and January 2019. A table showing the time between booking an appointment with a general practice and having the appointment (in days) for England and NHS North (Yorkshire and Humber) is attached. There are seasonal variations in the general practitioner appointment data therefore the most recent month for which data is available (January 2019) is presented as well as a 12-month average. NHS Digital’s data on ‘time from booking to appointment’ does not take into consideration that many patients will be appropriately booking ahead as part of the continuity of care they receive for long-term conditions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine remove filter
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less than 2019-03-12T14:12:50.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T14:12:50.283Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property file name PQ229102 table wait times format.docx more like this
star this property title PQ229102 attached data more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for a patient to receive a GP appointment in (a) England, (b) County Durham and (c) Easington constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 152733 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-15more like thismore than 2018-06-15
star this property answer text <p>The average waiting time for a general practitioner (GP) appointment is not collected or held centrally. In the 2017 GP patient survey 70.8% of respondents (who could remember whether or not they were able to get an appointment, and when they wanted the appointment) stated they saw or spoke to someone at a time they wanted to or sooner. NHS England is working with NHS Digital to consider ways of improving the availability and quality of GP data, including waiting times data.</p><p> </p><p>The Department currently has no plans to introduce a maximum waiting time. However, efforts are being made to ensure everyone has easier and more convenient access to GP services, including appointments at evenings and weekends. The latest National Health Service planning guidance, published by NHS England in February 2018, confirmed that more than half the country is now benefitting from improved access, including access to pre-bookable and same day appointments on weekday evenings and at weekends, and these will be available across the whole country by October this year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 152734 more like this
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less than 2018-06-15T14:57:30.42Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-15T14:57:30.42Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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3973
star this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what target his Department has set for receiving a GP appointment; and what the average waiting time is for a GP appointment in (a) England and (b) Gloucestershire in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gloucester more like this
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Richard Graham more like this
star this property uin 166485 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The average waiting time for a general practitioner (GP) appointment is not collected or held centrally. In the 2017 GP patient survey 70.8% of respondents (who could remember whether or not they were able to get an appointment, and when they wanted the appointment) stated they saw or spoke to someone at a time they wanted to or sooner. NHS England is working with NHS Digital to consider ways of improving the availability and quality of GP data, including waiting times data.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine remove filter
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less than 2018-07-25T15:47:49.743Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T15:47:49.743Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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3990
star this property label Biography information for Richard Graham more like this
968368
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time to see a GP in England was in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
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Jonathan Ashworth more like this
star this property uin 170916 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>The average waiting time for a general practitioner (GP) appointment is not collected or held centrally. In the 2018 GP patient survey 61.6% of respondents (who could remember whether or not they were able to get an appointment, and when they wanted the appointment) stated they saw or spoke to someone at a time they wanted to or sooner. NHS England is working with NHS Digital to consider ways of improving the availability and quality of GP data, including waiting times data.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has committed to improving access to general practice services by 2019. This includes ensuring there are sufficient routine appointments available at evenings and weekends to meet locally determined demand, alongside effective access to out of hours and urgent care services. The latest National Health Service planning guidance, issued by NHS England in February 2018, requires clinical commissioning groups to provide extended access to general practice to their whole population by 1 October 2018, to ensure additional capacity is in place ahead of winter 2018.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine remove filter
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less than 2018-09-13T13:15:08.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T13:15:08.23Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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4244
star this property label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time to see a GP in (a) Jarrow constituency, and (b) South Tyneside, (c) Tyne and Wear, (d) the North East and (e) England was in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Jarrow more like this
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Mr Stephen Hepburn more like this
star this property uin 174643 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-10more like thismore than 2018-10-10
star this property answer text <p>The average waiting time for a general practitioner (GP) appointment is not collected or held centrally. In the 2018 GP patient survey 61.6% of respondents (who could remember whether or not they were able to get an appointment, and when they wanted the appointment) stated they saw or spoke to someone at a time they wanted to or sooner. NHS England is working with NHS Digital to consider ways of improving the availability and quality of GP data, including waiting times data.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has committed to improving access to general practice services by 2019. This includes ensuring there are sufficient routine appointments available at evenings and weekends to meet locally determined demand, alongside effective access to out of hours and urgent care services. The latest National Health Service planning guidance, issued by NHS England in February 2018, requires clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to provide extended access to general practice to their whole population by 1 October 2018, to ensure additional capacity is in place ahead of winter 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The General Practice Forward View (GP Forward View), published in April 2016, commits to increasing investment in General Practice by £2.4 billion a year by 2020/21 from £9.7 billion in 2015/16 to over £12 billion by 2020/21 – a 14% real-terms increase. This investment will improve patient care and access, and facilitate new ways of providing primary care.</p><p> </p><p>Commissioners of primary medical care services monitor practice catchment areas to ensure that all areas of the country have primary medical care cover, and through an annual review of every primary medical care contract are aware of local primary medical care capacity and how this meets demand.</p><p> </p><p>Practices are funded on a weighted population basis and therefore, where populations grow gradually, practices receive additional investment to take on new patients which allows them to grow to maintain services for patients. There has been a national trend in practices becoming larger, employing more staff and operating with a more diverse workforce in order to meet rising demand.</p><p> </p><p>NHS South Tyneside CCG advises it has a number of schemes in place which maximise the availability of GP appointments. This includes support to diversify the workforce, a well-developed “Think Pharmacy First” scheme in South Tyneside community pharmacies and an extended access service which has offered approximately 15,000 additional appointments over the last nine months. Electronic consultations are also currently being piloted in the area.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England Cumbria and the North East advises it also has a number of schemes in place to increase capacity in general practice. This includes a pilot of a tool to analyse workforce, capacity and demand and some CCGs are offering online consultations with more practices due to offer this service later this year. 45 practices have also received funding through the national resilience programme and the CCG has acquired funding for up to 25 GPs to take part in the Local GP Retention Fund to support retention of the workforce.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 174642 more like this
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less than 2018-10-10T12:55:30.477Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-10T12:55:30.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Stephen Hepburn more like this