Jeremy Hunt: Championing the patient: government's plans for supporting primary care reform
He set out plans to focus on the care of frail older people over the next year, providing them with a named GP, who will be empowered to take responsibility for their care. These GPs will be able to make decisions about out-of-hours care and given the time to proactively contact people who don't present at a surgery.
He also announced an additional 2,000 GPs to be trained and a promise to look at the burdens placed on GPs and offer them support. Finally, he reinforced his promise to transform the NHS into a paperless organisation by 2018, introducing electronic health records and data sharing across organisational boundaries.
You can view the transcript of Mr Hunt's speech.