Millions of patients are going to be able to see their family doctors outside of work hours thanks to anew fund to extend GP opening times, the Prime Minister has announced.
David Cameron said that more than 7.5 million people will be offered increased access to their GP services through extended opening times and new consultation methods using video-phone services, email and phone.
Around 800,000 people over the age of 75 and those with more serious conditions will get tailored care coordinated by just one local GP, he said.
ITV News Science and Medical Editor Lawrence McGinty reports from Park End Surgery in Watford:
Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, added
However, the chair of the British Medical Association's General Practice Committee said that the changes needed to be properly supported.