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Runcorn MP to visit local GPs
RUNCORN MP Graham Evans is among 100 MPs who have accepted an invitation from the BMA to see firsthand the day to day workings of a GP practice.
Conservative Weaver Vale MP Mr Evans will be able to see for himself the pressures facing local doctors.
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chairman of the BMA’s GP committee, said:“The future of general practice is a subject of intense debate as it faces a series of unique pressures that are placing many GP services under strain. Patient demand continues to rise from an aging society and a patient population whose health needs are becoming more complex.
“GPs are working harder than ever before to meet these challenges. More than 340 million patient consultations are now estimated to be undertaken annually by GPs, up 40 million since 2008.
“It is vital that politicians get a real understanding not just of the pressures that many practices are facing, but how greater support from government would help general practice deliver even better care to patients.
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