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Wednesday 26th October 2016

The DH says no

26th September 2008

The Department of Health has ruled out following the model in Wales and bringing in more flexible arrangements in England to increase GP take-up of extended hours.

A £16m package in Wales has been offered to GPs for extended opening and other additional services, while the Scottish Government has said it will renew talks with GPs who have so far opted out of extended hours, raising the prospect of GPs being enticed by more flexible terms. However, the DoHhas said there is now new policy direction in England.


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