900794 - Health Services (Answered)

Mrs Flick Drummond
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to increase capacity in general practice and primary care.

George Freeman

On 19 June, the Secretary of State set out the first stages of a New Deal for General Practice, including:

‒ an estimated 5,000 more doctors working in general practice by 2020;

‒ investing £1 billion over four years in infrastructure and £150 million through the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund; and

‒ reducing bureaucracy to release capacity.