GPs: Govt 'meddling in A&E'

The Health Secretary is to say that every patient should have a doctor responsible for their care 24/7 later today. But the British Medical Association said doctors are not prepared to shore up the A&E system left unsafe by "political meddling."

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GPs to be made 'responsible' for out of hours care

Family GPs are to be made "responsible" for out-of-hours care in a shake-up of the NHS, ITV News can reveal.

Leaked accounts of Jeremy Hunt's keynote speech - planned for Thursday - show the Health Secretary wants to return to the days of the 'family doctor' with each patient having one GP in charge of their care.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to outline his major reforms on Thursday. Credit: Press Association.

In the speech, it is believed Hunt will outline major reforms to GP practice and especially to out of hours care - to put right faults he thinks have led to the current crisis in emergency department. GPs will not necessarily have to deliver the care but will be made accountable

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