GP's should be forced to start face to face appointments for everyone again

GP's should be forced to start face to face appointments for everyone again

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Emma Batey started this petition to Government and

Since the Covid outbreak, things in this country are falling apart and this includes our health service. GP's were allowed to only offer "over the phone" consultations or "E Consult" service. This now has to stop and GP's should be forced to have face to face appointments with patients again. Patients are being misdiagnosed over the phone. Patients are not being seen within the two week referral system for Cancer because GP's refuse to see patients face to face and therefore CAN NOT make an accurate diagnosis over the phone. 

Patients can not get through to surgeries and if they do they are triaged by NON clinical personnel who have the authority to decide if you can or can not be seen or get a call back from a Doctor. 

This has to stop! GP's MUST be told they HAVE to see patients face to face again. 

A&E departments are overwhelmed by patients turning up for minor ailments that should be treated by a GP because they are unable to get an appointment to see someone. 

 

GPS's should NOT be allowed to direct patients to the 111 service or A&E . 111 should be used for out of hours ONLY and A&E for emergencies. GP's have a duty of care to provide the correct treatment for patients within surgery hours. 

STOP THIS NOW! 

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