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Gedling Labour candidate reveals 3,445 patients are waiting a month for a GP appointment

A further 6,856 patients had to wait more than two weeks.


More than 3,400 patients waited a month for a family doctor appointment in Gedling during January Labour has claimed.

The party’s analysis of data from the NHS reveals that 3,445 people in the constituency faced a wait of 28 days or more to see a GP.

A further 6,856 patients had to wait more than two weeks.


Labour proposes to double medical school places to ease the GP shortage.

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The party is also pledging to guarantee a face-to-face appointment with a GP if patients want one.

Labour’s general election candidate for Gedling, Michael Payne said: “Patients in Gedling are finding it impossible to see a GP when they need to. Among those thousands waiting more than a month or not getting an appointment at all, there will be conditions going undiagnosed until it is too late.

“Anyone who has had to rely on the NHS recently can see it is desperately short of staff. The NHS is backing Labour’s plan to double medical school places. Why isn’t the government?

“Patients should be able to see the doctor they want, in the manner they choose, when they need to. Labour will put patients first and get them seen on time again.”

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