More practices extend hours in England

More than seven in 10 practices in England are now open extended hours, according to DoH figures.

Photograph: JH Lancy
Photograph: JH Lancy

The statistics for the end of January show that 71.1% of the country’s 8,258 practices now open longer.

This compares with 68.9% at the end of December.

A total of 97.4% of commissioners have achieved the operating framework aim of 50% of their practices offering extended hours. This is up from 96.7% in December.

None of the 39 practices in Western Cheshire PCT are offering extended hours.

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