Joan Ryan – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Joan Ryan on 2016-03-24.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP appointments were available in Enfield North constituency in each year since 2010.

Alistair Burt

The attached table shows the total general practitioner (GP) headcount and headcount per head of population in Enfield and London between 2010-14.

Information on the availability of GP appointments in Enfield North is not collected centrally.

We have invested in the Prime Minister’s GP Access Fund to test improved and innovative access to GP services. Across the two waves of the Fund, there are 57 schemes covering over 2,500 practices and over 18 million patients have benefited from improved access and transformational change at a local level. A wide variety of approaches are being tested through the Access Fund, including: evening and weekend appointments and better use of telecare and health apps; more innovative ways to access services by video call, email or telephone; and developing more integrated services with a single point of contact to co-ordinate patient services.