A scheme to get to make GPs available to their patients seven days a week is being launched in Greater Manchester where it's hoped it will reduce waiting times and take pressure off hospitals.
The plan would mean extra appointments available on weekdays as well as in the evening and weekends.
It's controversial because some say there's already a shortage of GPs and it could come at a high cost to the NHS.
Daniel Hewitt reports.
- Prof Kieran Walsh, of Manchester Business School, explains more about the plans.
People living in Greater Manchester are to get access to same day medical help, seven days a week.
It follows proposals made last year as part of the Healthier Together consultation process.
It's been announced that all parts of Greater Manchester will be covered by the end of 2015 with more improvements due next year.
It's hoped the move will help take pressure off the region's hospitals.
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