Figures show one in 20 patients in England wait at least four weeks to see GP

NHS figures have show that one in 20 patients has to wait at least four weeks to see a GP at a time when funding for family doctor services is falling.

In November 2023, 1.5m appointments in England at a GP surgery took place four weeks or more after they were booked, 4.8% of the 31.9m held that month.

In one in six appointments – 5.4m, or 17.3% – the patient was forced to wait at least two weeks after booking it to see a GP, practice nurse or other health professional.

Full story in The Guardian, 22 January 2024