P-06-1206 Review Welsh General Practice Access standards in light of pandemic



This petition was submitted by Michele Richards, having collected a total of 516 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

GPs in Wales have been set an unachievable target of answering 90% of calls within 2 minutes in order to receive full funding. This is nigh on impossible to achieve under normal circumstances but due to increased demand and staff shortages this is unrealistic during a pandemic.


Additional Information:



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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 15/11/2021.


The Committee noted that the Welsh Government has acknowledged the impact of the pandemic on GP’s and has extended the funding for another year to support the implementation and embedding of access standards. The Committee also noted that The British Medical Association (BMA) General Practice Committee have been party to the negotiations regarding the standards and service contracts. The Committee agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner.


Full details of the consideration of this petition by the Committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 15/11/2021.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Newport East
  • South Wales East


Further information

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 04/10/2021