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GPs agree new contracts

The Government and GPs have agreed a new contract. Among the changes are that over-75s will be assigned an accountable GP to ensure they receive co-ordinated care. The Health Secretary has also revealed proposals for GPs' salaries to be made public

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Labour: Govt has made it harder to get GP appointment

A&E crises became "a thing of the past" under Labour and have returned under the Coalition because it has become harder to get GP appointments, the shadow home secretary told Daybreak.

Labour's Andy Burnham dismissed claims reforms to out-of-hours services in 2004 made GPs less accessible to patients, forcing the sick to take a trip to A&E for help.

Mr Burnham said: "Nothing in this announcement today will make it easier. Patients will still face the frustration of ringing the surgery at 9 o'clock in the morning and being told there is nothing available in that day or subsequent days."

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