Seeking appointment guarantees with doctors for patients

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MP covering Conisbrough, Caroline Flint, has joined her colleague MP Rosie Winterton in backing plans for local patients to be guaranteed an appointment with a GP within 48 hours under the next Labour government.

As part of Ed Miliband’s plans to improve services for patients and ease pressure on local hospitals, the MPs are supporting Labour’s new guarantee for patients to be able to see a GP within 48 hours or on the same day if they need to be seen quickly.

Said Caroline: “My last question to Ministers and enquiries to NHS England have shown that 6 in 10 people in Doncaster get a GP appointment within 48 hours. We can do better than this. There is no good case for people waiting for days to see a local GP.


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