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Labour pledges £100m to reintroduce 48-hour target to see GP

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I agree that patients should be seen within 48 hours when clinically necessary. However, that is not what Milliband is promising on our behalf. The "right" to see a GP within 48 hours risks more time being spent on self-limiting illnesses that don't need to be seen at all while reducing time available for those who might benefit from out attention. This approach will just increase demand at the expense of the less vociferous and skew clinical priorities.

Posted date

13 May 2014

Posted time

3:25pm

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