Restart Face To Face GP Appointments

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Restart Face To Face GP Appointments

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Maria Kouva started this petition to Government and

With Covid restrictions being lifted, why is it still not possible to see your GP face to face for far too many people? Throughout lockdown you could still see dentists, opticians and other specialists. From 17th May you could dine or drink inside, attend huge events and the government have even given the green light to hugging, but we still need someone to assess our health on the phone.

My 89 year old dad was recently diagnosed with having fluid on the lungs without anyone seeing or hearing his lungs! Simply from a telephone conversation. When he ended up in A&E (for 10 hours) all the doctors and nurses kept saying that they couldn’t understand why it was ok for them to see patients but not for GPs. It’s clear that, excluding Covid, A&E are overwhelmed now with people who either should have been treated at GP level or with health issues that have escalated because of the lack of GP appointments and that, when they do get an appointment, it’s usually not face to face with a medical professional.

We need the government to recognise that they have forgotten about this sector and that they need to direct GP surgeries to immediately reopen their doors in a safe way.

Please support this issue for all our sakes.

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