Access to GP Services

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Following research by the financial regulator for NHS England , Monitor, which found that a third of patients find it difficult to get a GP appointment, what measures do you think need to be taken to improve access to GP services across the capital, reducing health inequalities in regard to patient care?


Answer for Access to GP Services

Answer for Access to GP Services

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am pleased that Monitor's report also shows that people are generally satisfied with the services they receive from their GP surgery. I want all Londoners to be able to access the services they need at the times that they need them.  I understand that Prime Ministers Challenge Fund pilots in London are offering or developing seven-day access 8am to 8pm to primary medical services from hubs. In addition NHS England and London's clinical commissioning groups are developing a programme that will see more GPs recruited and new models of delivering primary care. The London Health Board will be considering primary care at its next meeting on 8 October.