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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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Health Secretary set to launch GP shake-up

GPs are set to see a radical revision of their employment contract to incorporate 24-hour responsibility for patients under plans to be announced today by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

GPs to see shake-up that will mean they are responsible for 24-hour care. Credit: Andrew Parsons/PA Wire

In a speech this afternoon he is expected to outline his mission to change the way GPs work, including the new focus being the direct relationship between a GP and their patient.

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