Tory manifesto pledges seven-day GP services and same day appointments for over-75s

The Conservatives have confirmed proposals to guarantee same-day GP access to all over-75s and seven-days-a-week access to GPs for all patients if they win next month's election.

David Cameron: seven-day NHS plans (Photo: David Devin)
David Cameron: seven-day NHS plans (Photo: David Devin)

Launching the party’s manifesto prime minister David Cameron repeated a pledge to meet NHS England’s call for an £8bn a year increase in funding to help plug a projected £30bn blackhole.

‘There’s £8bn more a year for our NHS,' said Mr Cameron, ‘so it’s there for your family – and there seven days a week.'

The Conservatives’ manifesto pledges:

  • Continue to increase spending on the NHS so it remains free to use
  • Spend at least an additional £8bn by 2020 above inflation to fund the NHS England Five Year Forward View
  • GP access 8am to 8pm, seven days a week by 2020
  • Same-day GP appointments for over-75s
  • Named GP for all
  • Integration of health and care through the Better Care Fund
  • Increased funding for mental health

Mr Cameron said the Conservative-led government could be ‘proud’ of its achievements: ‘we have protected the NHS, with 9,500 more doctors and 6,900 more nurses, and ensured generous rises in the state pension.'


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