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Life checks are 'poorly thought out'

Dr John Ashcroft, who has helped to develop a 'health MOT' scheme for teenagers in his PCT, believes the Government's plans are poorly thought out.

Dr Ashcroft said: 'Who will do this? It will be the middle classes, of course. This is politicians just coming up with a nice idea.'

Dr Ashcroft also criticised the ages scheduled for the checks. 'We've set up an enhanced service for patients at 15 - 11 is too early and by 18 you've missed them.'

Under his service, teenagers come in to see a practice nurse.

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