Pulse Today has reported that Wes Streeting’s comments to overhaul the GP system has been met with anger from GPs.
Dr Lizzie Toberty spoke to Pulse regarding this:
‘There is little evidence that patients unable to obtain a GP appointment turn up in A%E. If you need oxygen, monitoring, surgery, have a suspected heart attack or are too ill to cope at home, your GP cannot help. A&E is very busy because lots of patients are very sick, there are huge staff vacancies and there is a lack of hospital and social care beds.
‘There are so many misunderstandings underpinning Wes Streeting’s plans, I wonder how much time he has spent in primary care. He will not be able to fix the NHS without understanding the causes of the problems.’
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