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Department of Health announces personalised GP care for everyone

by AprilSix Proof

All patients will have a named, accountable GP says Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

For the first time in ten years, all 53.9 million people in England will get a dedicated GP, responsible for organising tailored mental and physical care services. This scheme was initially introduced for all people aged over 75 in 2013.

At the same time, patients will have online access to more of their patient records and will be able to book more of their appointments via the internet. GPs will also be better equipped to offer patients consultations over email.

Additionally, there will be greater transparency on GPs pay, with practices obliged to publish their average earnings by 31st March 2016.

Read the full announcement here.