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Budget for seven-day GP access doubled to £750m, announces Treasury


7 day access will destroy continuity of care, disadvantage those who want regular, geographically convenient access to their own doctor - not A.N. Other at some distant location, diminish respect for GPs when GP appointments are so de-prioritised, increase pressure on workers to use weekend access rather than taking time out to see their own doctor, destabilise OOH services, further damage retention and recruitment of doctors, increase costs for any doctors left, complicate treatment when some random doctor with a different approach and no previous knowledge of the patient becomes involved.....and for what? So that some politician with no understanding of health care can claim "credit" for "improving" the service. Why can certain GPs not see this? We wouldn't be heading for this mess if we had all just refused involvement at the start. Sadly, it only takes a few to play along.

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24 Nov 2015

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