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Only three areas commit to funding seven-day GP services

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B@llocks to extended opening. It will just service more undiscovered 'Want' not need. Just like patients already tour, A&E, OOH, after starting at walk in centres 1st, and then end up seeing me to actually sort out the problem! Alternatively they see me and get no antibiotics, and then trail through the other services until they find someone who has to cover their back and ends up giving it, again wasting valuable resources for the same minor ailment. This duplication of provision with often no actual benefit is wasting billions in a time of cuts to real services. Go back to need not want, and convenience is irrelevant, if unwell time off from work, is a right for all. Scrap the 7 day service and hire buses to ferry patients to GP appointments instead in routine hours, with extra funding to bolster in hours care, supporting those carers instead.

Posted date

25 Nov 2015

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7:48am

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