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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on improving access to GPs. more like this
tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
tabling member printed
Graham Evans more like this
uin 905556 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answer text <p>The Prime Minister’s £50 million Challenge Fund is currently improving general practitioner access for over two million patients across England. This includes offering evening and weekend appointments, as well as better use of technology, such as telehealth, to look after patients. By January, 7.5 million patients will be covered.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>And, we have recently announced another £100 million of funding for next year to improve access for even more patients.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-21T15:48:51.1448684Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:48:51.1448684Z
answering member
3932
label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
tabling member
4081
label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
100194
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government's benchmark waiting time is to see a General Practitioner for a routine appointment; and how that benchmark was set. more like this
tabling member constituency Mid Derbyshire more like this
tabling member printed
Pauline Latham more like this
uin 211311 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
answer text <p>The Government does not set a benchmark for waiting times to see a general practitioner (GP) for a routine appointment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The 48 hour waiting time target was removed because it as seen as too inflexible in meeting the needs of patients. The GP patient survey showed that the proportion of people who wanted to get an appointment within 2 days (and were able to) actually fell between 2008-09 and 2009-10 i.e. when the target was in place.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T16:29:44.0722358Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:29:44.0722358Z
answering member
3932
label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
tabling member
4025
label Biography information for Mrs Pauline Latham more like this
1045626
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 210611 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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>
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-29T17:30:31.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T17:30:31.503Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 229102 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-12T14:12:50.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T14:12:50.283Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
attachment
1
file name PQ229102 table wait times format.docx more like this
title PQ229102 attached data more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
166344
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) each surgery in Corby constituency and (b) each clinical commissioning group area in England were unable to obtain a GP appointment within 48 hours in each month since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Corby more like this
tabling member printed
Andy Sawford more like this
uin 216165 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
answer text <p>Data on waiting times to see a general practitioner (GP) is not collected.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The 48 hour waiting time target was removed because it was seen as too inflexible in meeting the needs of patients. The GP patient survey showed that the proportion of people who wanted to get an appointment within two days (and were able to) actually fell between 2008-09 and 2009-10 i.e. when the target was in place.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-03T13:35:48.43Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T13:35:48.43Z
answering member
3932
label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
tabling member
4265
label Biography information for Andy Sawford more like this
347795
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people are waiting a week or more to see or speak to a GP; and what assessment he has made of the effects of access to GPs on attendances at A&E departments. more like this
tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
uin 900024 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
answer text <p>7% of people who wanted to see or speak to a general practitioner (GP) within a week were unable to do so.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Latest GP Patient Survey results suggest that less than 2% of patients who want GP appointments attend walk-in centres or accident and emergency departments.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-02T15:21:05.84Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T15:21:05.84Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4518
label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
381970
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for a GP appointment is; and what the average waiting time is for referral to secondary care in (a) Edmonton and (b) England. more like this
tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Osamor more like this
uin 2941 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
answer text <p>The data on waiting times to see a general practitioner is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information for the average waiting time for referral to secondary care in England and Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group (that covers Edmonton) is shown in the following table.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Average (median) waiting times in weeks from referral to treatment<sup>1</sup>, April 2015</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Patients who were admitted to</p><p>hospital during the month</p></td><td><p>Patients who were not admitted</p><p>to hospital (e.g. outpatients)</p><p>during the month</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>NHS Enfield Clinical</p><p>Commissioning Group</p></td><td><p>8.3</p></td><td><p>6.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>9.0</p></td><td><p>5.5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><p><em>Source:</em> Consultant-led referral to treatment waiting times, NHS England</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em>Note: </em>The NHS Constitution sets out the right for patients to start consultant-led treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks from referral for non-urgent conditions.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-25T16:07:47.677Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-25T16:07:47.677Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4515
label Biography information for Kate Osamor more like this
385858
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people in England and Wales are waiting for a week or more for an appointment with a GP; and what steps he is taking to decrease the length of such waits. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 4330 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-03more like thismore than 2015-07-03
answer text <p>The data on waiting times to see a general practitioner (GP) in England is not held centrally. The waiting times to see a GP in Wales is a matter for the Welsh Assembly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Prime Minister’s Access Fund has so far invested £175 million (including £25 million from the £1 billion Infrastructure Fund) in 57 schemes in England covering over 2,500 practices. This means that a third of the country (over 18 million patients) will have benefitted from improved access and transformational change at local level by March 2016. These schemes include longer opening times, such as evenings and weekends, but also different ways of accessing services, such as online and by telephone.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-03T11:38:17.707Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-03T11:38:17.707Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
61303
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of being able to access a GP appointment within 48 hours on levels of patient satisfaction. more like this
tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Gwynne more like this
uin 200214 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
answer text <p>Overall patient satisfaction is driven by a range of factors, including accessing a general practitioner (GP) appointment at a convenient time, ability to see a preferred GP and the quality of the conversation with the GP.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises the importance of timely access to general practice. The PM Challenge Fund has allocated £50 million to pilot ways to improve access around the country, to give GPs the flexibility to meet the needs of the local population.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the new GP contract introduced a new Enhanced Service, which includes a commitment to same day phone consultations with a professional in the GP surgery, where necessary, for the most at risk in the population.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-16T13:27:12.2505444Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T13:27:12.2505444Z
answering member
3932
label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
tabling member
1506
label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
63905
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings he has had with patient groups to discuss the difficulties patients face in booking appointments with their GP. more like this
tabling member constituency Hove more like this
tabling member printed
Mike Weatherley more like this
uin 202308 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
answer text <p>The Department's Ministers regularly meet with Members of Parliament to discuss issues relating to general practice affecting their constituents. They have not had any meetings with patient groups to discuss the difficulties patients face in booking appointments.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-07-02T14:36:24.3639756Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T14:36:24.3639756Z
answering member
3932
label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
tabling member
3984
label Biography information for Mike Weatherley more like this