David Cameron has called for "greater flexibility" from GPs, which could see patients contact their doctor on the phone, through an email or on Skype.
– David Cameron
Millions of people find it hard to get an appointment to see their GP at a time that fits in with their work and family life.
We want to support GPs to modernise their services so they can see patients from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.
We also want greater flexibility, so people can speak to their family doctor on the phone, send them an email or even speak to them on Skype.