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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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Planned shake-up of GP patient care

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to announce on Thursday a major shake-up of GP care, in an attempt to revive the idea of the "family GP". The key proposals include:

  • Patients should have a named individual - usually a GP - responsible for care 24/7
  • Red tape hindering GPs will be reduced
  • There will be a new Chief Inspector of General Practice to ensure focus on patient care

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