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PM's seven-day access drive extended to 1,400 more GP practices


Can people not see that this is not about rational and clinically necessary use of the NHS but is political? Why should we dilute services and reduce our own quality of life (and worsen the current and imminent manpower problems) so that politicians can claim credit for some sort of "achievement". Fund routine in hours and emergency OOH properly and suggest that patients use the free-at-the-point of need service responsibly. One could always add a pay-per-consultation routine evening and weekend service for those who want even more than I imagine private GPs provide (in terms of opening hours) so that those most in need do not have their service undermined and down-graded.

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28 Mar 2015

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