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Blair turns to GP access again

Access to a GP ranks as one of patients' biggest concerns, Prime Minister Tony Blair said at his monthly press conference last week.

In response to questions on the consultants' rejection of their new contract, Mr Blair said: 'What patients worry about is the length of time it takes them sometimes to get into the system, waits in accident and emergency departments, waits for the operation, waits to see the GP.

'Now we have got to try and tackle those things and we are trying to do it co-operatively.'

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