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

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Dr Hodges It was something he'd complained of to varying degrees intermittently for some months but it had never reached that severity before and it wasn't constant. It would come and go but at it its worst he was distressed although that might only last for a minute and then subside. The majic Calpol seemed to help massively to eleviate the pain. I weighed it up and felt it warranted an urgent GP consultation but not a visit to A&E. The diagnosis, if your interested, was Chondritis which was something I'd obviously never heard of before. The example might be a bad one but my point is that I felt that the appointment system at my practice was poor. I've had issues with it for years but as a conscientious patient I dont feel thats fair. I do think that an enormous part of the problem is patients taking up unnecessary appointments but I don't see my practice doing anything to address that problem yet I am aware of some that have, have resolved the problem and feel that they have a much better work life balance for doing so.

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16 May 2014

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12:26pm

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