The Eastern Daily Press has several recent reports on the GP crisis, which to them is one of access and availability, rather than one of poor manpower planning and a bankrupt political system. The rural areas will suffer most as the financial noose tightens. Post election we may see co-payments and overt rationing if we are to avoid civil unrest.. The recruitment of GPs is at a low point, as are their emergency skills, and lady GPs with a young family will not be impressed by this change to our contract.
A poll by the uninformed will surely get a positive result: Poll: Should Norwich GP surgeries open on weekends?
Cancelled operations are legion during the winter months. Remember this Hospital was a PFI (Private Finance Initiative) about 10 years ago: Norfolk patients tell of cancelled operation stress