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GP hours scheme 'to benefit 7m'

Patients in England will find out today if their GP surgery has been given funding to open for seven days a week.

Patients in England are finding out whether their GP surgery has been given funding to open for seven days a week.

New opening hours for some GP surgeries in England will benefit more than seven million patients, far more than originally planned, David Cameron says.

The prime minister announced the £50m GP Access Fund in October - and he now says a "great response" from surgeries means 1,147 will take part.

But the British Medical Association said nearly 7,000 practices would not receive any of the funding. Sarah Falkland reports.

  • 14 Apr
  • From the section Health