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We take your concerns to MPs

Now that the first phase of our Manifesto for General Practice campaign is over, we move on to phase two ­ getting politicians to consult GPs about NHS policy

·Manifesto for

General Practice

The manifesto ­ drawn up from your views ­ has received 4,564 pledges of support from GPs and patients. It received backing from the leaders of both the main opposition parties in the general election run-up. Pulse submitted a dossier on the campaign to Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt last week.

·MP/GP

visits

Pulse has invited all Westminster MPs to visit GPs in their constituencies. The aim is to arrange as many of these visits as possible by the end of the year. More than 50 MPs have so far agreed and we are now seeking GPs to host these visits.

·Great Pulse

Patient Survey

With GPs' help, Pulse has received many thousands of patient surveys and forms are still pouring in. The study data ­ which will gauge public support for their GPs ­ will be independently analysed and full results published as soon as they are available.

GP visits for the following MPs are

now being arranged

AYR, CARRICK & CUMNOCK

SANDRA OSBORNE (L)

EAST WORTHING & SHOREHAM

TIM LOUGHTON (C)

FOLKESTONE & HYTHE

MICHAEL HOWARD (C)

HORNSEY & WOOD GREEN

LYNNE FEATHERSTONE (LD)

KINGSTON & SURBITON

EDWARD DAVEY (LD)

OXFORD WEST AND ABINGDON

DR EVAN HARRIS (LD)

WEST DORSET

OLIVER LETWIN (C)

Those MPs with visits still to be arranged

ABERDEEN NORTH

FRANK DORAN (L)

BIRMINGHAM ERDINGTON

SION SIMON (L)

BIRMINGHAM SELLY OAK

LYNNE JONES (L)

BLAYDON

DAVE ANDERSON (L)

BRECON & RADNORSHIRE

ROGER WILLIAMS (LD)

BRISTOL NW

DOUG NAYSMITH (L)

CARSHALTON & WALLINGTON

TOM BRAKE (LD)

CREWE & NANTWICH

GWYNETH DUNWOODY (L)

DUMFRIES &

GALLOWAY

RUSSELL BROWN (L)

DUNDEE WEST

JIM MCGOVERN (L)

EASTLEIGH

CHRIS HUHNE (L)

FOYLE

MARK DURKAN (SDLP)

GLASGOW SOUTH

TOM HARRIS (L)

HAMPSTEAD &

HIGHGATE

GLENDA JACKSON (L)

HASTINGS & RYE

MICHAEL FOSTER (L)

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD

MIKE PENNING (C)

HOUGHTON &

WASHINGTON EAST

FRASER KEMP (L)

HULL NORTH

DIANA JOHNSON (L)

KEIGHLEY

ANN CRYER (L)

MID DORSET

ANNETTE BROOKE (LD)

MONMOUTH

DAVID DAVIES (C)

N DORSET

ROBERT WALTER (C)

NEWPORT EAST

JESSICA MORDEN (L)

NORTH EAST BEDFORDSHIRE

ALISTAIR BURT (C)

NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE

NATASCHA ENGEL (L)

NORTH EAST HERTFORDSHIRE

OLIVER HEALD (C)

NORTH WEST HAMPSHIRE

SIR GEORGE YOUNG (C)

NORTHAVON

STEVE WEBB (LD)

PONTEFRACT & CASTLEFORD

YVETTE COOPER (L)

REDDITCH

JACQUI SMITH (L)

REIGATE

CRISPIN BLUNT (C)

ROMSEY

SANDRA GIDLEY (LD)

ROSS, SKYE & LOCHABER

CHARLES KENNEDY (LD)

ROTHER VALLEY

KEVIN BARRON (L)

SOUTH SWINDON

ANNE SNELGROVE (L)

SHEFFIELD HILLSBOROUGH

ANGELA SMITH (L)

SHIPLEY

PHILIP DAVIES (C)

SOUTH NORFOLK

RICHARD BACON (C)

ST ALBANS

ANNE MAIN (C)

STAFFORD

DAVID KIDNEY (L)

STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS

CHARLOTTE ATKINS (L)

TATTON

GEORGE OSBORNE (C)

TIVERTON & HONITON

ANGELA BROWNING (C)

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

GREG CLARK (C)

VALE OF YORK

ANNE MCINTOSH (C)

WARRINGTON SOUTH

HELEN SOUTHWORTH (L)

WEST DERBYSHIRE

PATRICK MCLOUGHLIN (C)

WESTBURY

DR ANDREW MURRISON (C)

WOKINGHAM

JOHN REDWOOD (C)

WOLVERHAMPTON NORTH EAST

KEN PURCHASE (L/CO-OP)

WORKINGTON

TONY CUNNINGHAM (L)

WORTHING WEST

PETER BOTTOMLEY (C)

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