What it means
In 2016, the NHS published the General Practice Forward View.
The report acknowledged that while satisfaction with General Practice was largely high, there was increased frustration about the availability of appointments.
To meet clinical demand new methods needed to be developed, including promoting self-care, triage and a broader workforce to share the load.
But a key aim remained to make sure that all patients in England had improved evening and weekend access to appointments with GPs and other clinicians.