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Seven day, 8am to 8pm, GP access

People will be able to see their GP seven days a week and out of office hours under new proposals set out by the prime minister.

The service will go on trial with a first wave of GP groups offering extended opening hours across the country.

Practices will be able to apply to a new £50m “challenge fund” to set up a pioneer programme. Pioneers will be established in every region of the country – nine in total – which together are expected to cover up to half a million patients.

 

Ministers want to use the pilots as the first step to rolling the scheme out across the country and encouraging hundreds more GP practices to sign up.