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General Practitioners

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 900217, tabled on 29 October 2019

What steps he is taking to improve GP services.

Answered on

29 October 2019

General Practitioner (GP) services are critically important to support our ambition for people to live independent, healthier lives for longer. Our NHS Long Term Plan commits at least £4.5billion a year more for primary and community care by 2023, and we remain committed to delivering an additional 5,000 GPs.

Our landmark five-year GP contract will better integrate care through Primary Care Networks and see an extra 20,000 primary care staff, so every patient has faster access to the most appropriate primary care professional.

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