We can’t say patients are waiting over two weeks to see a GP on average
Reports that the average wait to see GPs has passed the two-week mark aren’t based on reliable evidence.
How many migrants have registered with GPs in the last decade?
There were 6.5 million GP registrations by people whose last address was abroad between 2007 and 2017.
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.