Three-quarters of England's practices extend hours

DoH figures show that 72.4% of England's practices (5,972) were open extended hours last month.

Photograph: JH Lancy
Photograph: JH Lancy

The figures are slowly creeping up with 98% of PCTs now achieving the DoH aim of half of practices open extended hours.

A total of 42.8% of commissioners now have three quarters or more practices open extended hours. In January this was 38.8%.

No commissioner had zero practices offering extended hours compared with one in January.

  • Are you refusing to extend hours and, if so, why?

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