Extended access to general practice: bi-annual data collection

The extended access to general practice data collection monitors the availability of pre-bookable appointments in general practice in the evenings and at weekends.

The completion of this survey is a contractual requirement on general practices which was announced as part of the 2016-17 GMS Contract. The first collection took place during October 2016 and will continue bi-annually until March 2021.

The bi-annual data collection will be live every March and September until 2021 with results published on the NHS England statistics website at the end of April and October each year.