GP Surgeries in Wales Open Longer

More GP surgeries in Wales are open for longer, making it easier for people to access health services, new figures published show.

Welsh Labour’s Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford said the figures show the Welsh Labour Government is delivering on one of its key Programme for Government commitments.

The figures show that in 2015:

  • 82% of GP practices were open for daily core hours (8am to 6.30pm Mondays to Fridays) or within one hour of the daily core hours up  from 60% in 2011
  • 97% of practices offered appointments at any time between 5pm and 6.30pm on at least two week days, up from 92% in 2011
  • 79% of practices offered appointments at any time between 5pm and 6.30pm every day, up from 63% in 2011
  • The percentage of practices closed half day on one week day has fallen from 19% in 2011 to 4% in 2015. 

The figures can be found here.


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