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

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'If we decided to not fund A+E to treat minor ailments we would not need 7 day working.' Simple - cost effective to implement (FREE), and would make hospitals send back patients to where they belong - Day time GP clinics. Old A&E type trauma centres downgraded to minor injury units no longer take MI and Major trauma - they go to the appropriate place instead. Nurse led clinic in walk in don't see under 2's, so they are directed to the correct place. Use the money to fund better access 'IN Hours', rather than rob Peter to pay Jeremy Hunt. I notice that the MP's felt no choice but to accept the results of their independent pay review, but over-ruled the similar advice for GP's. Still don't understand how JH is still in a ministerial position of trust after the Murdoch scandal!

Posted date

26 Apr 2014

Posted time

12:14pm

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