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General Practitioners: Working Hours

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of GP practices hold (a) evening and (b) weekend surgeries. (153852)

This information is not collected centrally. However, the Department's quarterly Access to Primary Care Survey shows that over the last year an average of 5.5 per cent. of patients were offered an evening appointment and an average of 1.25 per cent. of patients were offered an appointment at the weekend by their general practitioner surgeries.