All GP practices in England will have to open on Saturdays in order to make it easier for patients to get appointments.
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Family doctors will also have to offer face-to-face consultations until 8pm Monday to Friday under a new NHS contract.
Practices will have to offer a full service during the new extended hours, which come into effect from October.
Under the new NHS contract, patients will also be able to access the likes of nurses, pharmacists and physiotherapists at more convenient times.
While some practices across the country already offer these types of late-night or weekend services, the letter mandates that all GPs in England must now prepare to offer them to patients.