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Seven-day GP service thrown lifeline by NHS England 'to deliver Tory manifesto'


I have no doubt that the patients like the service provided by Taurus. And their service seems to be going down better than many other PMCF schemes - well done. But what is it really delivering? At best it is an expensive valve for GP surgeries who cannot provide enough access by themselves (Would be more efficient to provide this within practices). As far as I am aware it has not reduced admissions in the area - otherwise there would be no concerns about funding the service. Finally and most importantly, NHSE has a responsibility to spend money in the most efficient way - as decided by those WITHIN NHS England. It should not care if it is a conservative plan, labour plan or something that was suggested by a different organisation. NHSE are again showing that they cannot be above politics - there is therefore no point in the organisation existing.

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08 Feb 2016

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