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Putting patients first

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Meadowhead Group medical practice invited local MP Meg Munn to visit them and hear about a new campaign they are supporting ‘Put Patients First: Back General Practice’.

The campaign calls for a bigger proportion of the NHS budget to be allocated to GP services, it is currently 8.39%. Dr Janet Hall explained that this is crucial given that GP surgeries across the country are struggling to cope with the rising demand for services, along with the increasing complexity of care required by the ageing population.

Dr David McAllister went into further detail about the issues facing GP practices, explaining that access remains a key issue for patients. Despite many practices now operating extended hours, the support services they need are often not doing the same.  

Meadowhead Group Practice is working to meet this rising demand by offering three different types of appointments, including telephone slots. Increasing the proportion of the NHS budget given to General Practice by just 3% would help reduce the need for expensive hospital care and enable more patients to be treated in the community.

Meg said:

“Given we have an ageing population, and patients increasingly living with multiple long term conditions, I believe there is a strong case for investing in the generalist skills that GPs provide. A wider shift of investment towards the front line of care in the community will reduce the burden on hospitals.”

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Meg with Dr David McAllister, Dr Carl Egdell and Dr Janet Hall

Meg with Dr David McAllister, Dr Carl Egdell and Dr Janet Hall


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