More than 70% of GP practices in England are now offering extended hours, according to the latest government figures, released yesterday (10 February 2009).
Of 8,258 practices surveyed, 5,873 (71.1%) offered extended opening hours on the census date (21 January 2009). This compares with 68.9% in December.
The results also show:
Department of Health
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"I was in full agreement with the proposal from the start, and it has worked really well at my surgery – 97% attendance rate on our three evening surgeries. However, I disagree with the local PCT dictating how we should do it" – L Bzdek, Berkshire