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Seven-day a week NHS: prime minister's speech

The prime minister will use his first major speech to underline his commitment to a 7-day NHS, with funding set to increase by £8 billion a year.

The prime minister, David Cameron, will use his first major speech since the election to set out his vision for a modern NHS that will work for patients 7 days a week.

The government will prioritise patient access to all services – from GP access to hospital care – backing NHS England’s plan for modernising the NHS.

Investment into the NHS will increase by £8 billion a year by the end of the Parliament to support the transformation of services across the country, including an increase in the number of GPs, faster access to new drugs and treatments and a greater focus on mental health and healthy living.