84% OF GPS IN WALES WORRY THAT THEY MISS SOMETHING SERIOUS WITH A PATIENT

North Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood has urged the new Welsh Government to listen and act on the concerns of GPs in Wales and to address the pressures facing the NHS caused by the closure of community hospitals and Minor Injury Units.

Speaking in today’s debate on Health and Social Care, Mr Isherwood highlighted the difficulties facing GPs throughout Wales and criticised Labour for ignoring the views of patients and slashing community hospital beds.

Mr Isherwood, who yesterday attended the Royal College of GP Wales Assembly event ‘Strengthening General Practice to Support the NHS’, said:

“At a BMA Cymru briefing in the Assembly in June 2014, the Chair of the North Wales Local Medical Committee warned “General Practice in North Wales is in crisis, several practices have been unable to fill vacancies and many GPs are seriously considering retirement”.

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