Extending access to primary care

Since May 2017 we have been working on a feasibility study about how to deliver extended access to primary care for our patients in Harrogate and the Rural District. Clinical Commissioning Groups across the country have been mandated to have extended access in place by March 2019, and we are aiming to be amongst the first Federations to launch, with our pilot scheme scheduled for go-live in October 2017.

We are working with experienced teams at the CCG and from outside the NHS to learn from best practice in order to develop a model for extended access that works for us and for our patients.