Could 18 million GP appointments be seen by pharmacists?
GPs think some appointments could be dealt with by pharmacists. We don’t have enough evidence to confidently say how many could be.
Is the NHS recruiting enough new GPs?
The number of GPs is falling, but we can’t be certain by how much. The number in training is rising.
Are patients going to A&E instead of GPs?
It was estimated in 2010 that between 10% and 30% of cases attending A&E were of a type that could be seen by a GP.
The total number of missed GP appointments
Perhaps surprisingly, no-one routinely collects this information.
Election update, 11 April: NHS funding and access to GPs
We might be entering the home straight in the election campaign, but it's rather a different race occupying the minds of many journalists today.
GP appointments: are a quarter unable to get one within a week?
We factchecked whether a quarter of people can't get a GP appointment within a week.