Wednesday 11 January 2017 / 10:30 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

It is really clear from this report that the Government has little understanding of the scale of the crisis in many of our GP surgeries – Cooper

Julie
Cooper, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister,
responding to the NAO report on GP
access said:

“It
is really clear from this report that the Government has little understanding
of the scale of the crisis in many of our GP surgeries. Access to GPs has never
been worse, satisfaction levels are falling, patient safety is being
compromised and morale amongst GPs and their staff is at an all-time low. 
The Government’s plan to address this crisis is woefully inadequate and all
depends on little more than its ability to introduce an additional 5000 GPs and
current recruitment and retention figures make even this unlikely.”