General Practitioners: Nottingham East

(asked on 10th October 2022) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps her Department has taken (a) to increase the number of pre-booked appointments with GPs available in Nottingham East constituency and (b) to help ensure that GP practices offer pre-booked appointments alongside same day appointments.

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Will Quince
This question was answered on 26th October 2022

We are investing at least £1.5 billion to create an additional 50 million general practice appointments by 2024, by increasing and diversifying the workforce.

General practitioner practices are responsible for managing appointment booking systems to meet the needs of patients. In the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System area, in August 2022, 43% of appointments took place on the same day they were booked and 79.2% within two weeks, excluding COVID-19 vaccinations. Practices in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are offering pre-booked appointments as well as same day appointments.

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