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Seven-day GP access pioneer hails cut in unnecessary A&E attendance

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Believe nothing until you see the ED attendance figures. From what is already in the public domain, on the BBC tracker, Central Manchester NHS Trust missed its four hour wait targets and there was no downward trend in the number of attendances (week 20 attendance similar to the average at 2881). No sign of this initiative benefitting ED Therefore, just like with 24 hour Tescos, this simply created demand for appointments that otherwise would not have been made. Simply asking people if they would have gone someone else isn't science,, it's hearsay., When we are talking about large sums of public money, we need honest, unbiased appraisals, preferably from an independent group. Not this propaganda

Posted date

25 Apr 2014

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3:27pm

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