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7 Day A Week GP Access For North Hants By October?

People in North Hampshire could see a GP seven days a week from October.

The North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group says it's aiming to provide improved access in just under two months' time.

It'll mean patients will be able to book appointments from 8 till 8 Monday to Friday, as well as Saturday mornings and allocated slots on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Dr Nicola Decker, Clinical Chair for North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said, "Ensuring people can easily access services in our local community is a key component of the North Hampshire Health and Care Transformation Plan. We know and understand that good access to primary care is important to our population.

"North Hampshire is currently implementing improved access to GP practices, with a target delivery date of 1 October 2018. Currently nearly 70% of GP practices within North Hampshire provide services between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings, with many providing this level of service since April 2018.

"From 1 October 2018, the extended hours will also include access on Sundays and bank holiday across the whole of the North Hampshire area resulting in 100% of our patients having access to GP services seven days a week."

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