Dr says it is a 'privilege' for a GP to stay with a patient

Dr Richard Vautrey, Deputy Chair of the British Medical Associations GP Committee has told Daybreak it is a "privilege" for a GP to be able to stay with a patient through the "highs and lows" of their life.

He said: "It's important wherever possible toy develop a relationship with a GP, and a GP values that, one of the great strengths of general practice is what we call continuity of care.

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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."