The NHS Time for Care programme has been extended for three more years and will be rolled out across the country, freeing up time for both GPs and patients across the nation.
Pilot programmes have adapted new ways of managing surgeries, allowing patients to book appointments more efficiently, reducing paperwork and, most importantly, providing quicker access to healthcare professionals. These benefits coincide with Sutton CCG’s mission to put patients at the heart of decision-making and to deliver high quality, accessible services through an efficient and financially stable local healthcare system.
Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake said:
"The continuation and expansion of this programme to boroughs such as Sutton will make an incredible difference to healthcare, as the latest statistics from the pilot show that 205,157 clinical hours and 330,096 administration hours have been freed up in just the past year. This means that there is much more time to be reallocated to help patients in our communities.
"Sutton CCG believes that efficiency in healthcare is key to ensuring that people are given the utmost care and treatment whenever their health is in question. GP services are a vital part of local healthcare, so I support any efforts to help them and, in turn, help Carshalton and Wallington residents."