Labour today set out plans to improve GP access by abolishing GP practice boundaries. But Conservative plans to let GPs cut their opening hours could see more than 4 million evening and weekend GP appointments lost.
Labour’s Health Secretary Andy Burnham MP said:
“People should take a long hard look at what the Tories say their plans are for the NHS. Evening and weekend opening hours are a keenly felt benefit for the millions of patients who need to be able to see a GP at a time that’s convenient to them. Hard-pressed families will be shocked to discover that for all his talk about understanding the concerns of real people, David Cameron is actually planning to cut as many as 4 million GP appointments at the evenings and weekends.”Other news from The Labour Party