Finding extra funding 'will mean reductions elsewhere'

The Government has defended its funding of GP services, saying two-thirds of the NHS budget is controlled by local family doctors and finding extra cash will "mean reductions elsewhere".

An NHS England spokeswoman said:

Two thirds of the NHS budget is now controlled by local GPs and like them we want to see more investment in primary care, including modern buildings.

While the NHS budget has been protected, which is welcome, finding more money in one area will inevitably mean reductions elsewhere.

– An NHS England spokeswoman

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Many GP surgeries 'undermining' care with outdated facilities

Many GP surgeries are "undermining" the care provided by doctors, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned. Top GP Dr Chaand Nagpaul expressed concerns patients were unable to access basic services because of poor surgery facilities.