Shock NHS news show GP waiting lists get longer

Michael Dugher MP

Michael Dugher MP

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Shocked Barnsley East MP Michael Dugher has reacted to startling new figures revealing that more than 30,000 of his constituents have a week’s wait to see a GP.

Across the area covered by Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group, the figures reveal that around one in seven people said they were forced to wait at least seven days when they phoned for an appointment in the last year according to an NHS England CCG report.

The annual NHS England survey, also revealed that local patients struggle to see the family doctor of their own choosing. Across the local region 41 per cent or 46,169 people – who have a preferred GP had to see another doctor when they last went to their surgery.

 

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