Wave One

NHS England invited GP practices to submit their ‘expressions of interest’ (EOIs) to be one of the first waves of pilots in December 2013, before selecting the final list of successful schemes in April 2014. Twenty pilot schemes were selected that have benefited over 7 million patients across more than 1,100 practices.

A wide variety of innovative ideas were tested including more ways for patients to access services, new services to better support patients with complex needs, as well as extended opening hours.