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Evening and weekend general practice appointments available across England

All patients in England can now access general practice appointments in the evening and weekends, NHS England has announced.

The extended access means that patients will be able to see a doctor, nurse or other member of the practice team at a time convenient to them – providing an estimated 9 million extra appointments a year.

The weekend and evening service will help ease pressures on the NHS as temperatures drop, NHS England says.

NHS England has started a communications campaign for the run up to Christmas to ensure patients are aware of the evening and weekend appointments.