New data from our NHS has shown that 3,870 people in the constituency of Nottingham South had to wait 28 days or more to see a GP in October, whilst a further 7,677 people had to wait more than two weeks.
Lilian Greenwood MP, Member of Parliament for Nottingham South said:
‘3,870 people in my constituency of Nottingham South had to wait 28 days or more to see a GP in October, whilst a further 7,677 people had to wait more than two weeks.
“During October 2022 almost two million people across England had to wait a month for a GP appointment, a record high.
“At the same time, the number of GPs has fallen to a record low with 4,600 cut since 2013, leaving patients in a desperate scramble to be seen.
“The findings come as MPs prepare to vote on a motion proposed by the Labour Party to abolish the non-dom tax status, which allows some wealthy people who live in Britain to pay their taxes overseas, to pay for training a new generation of much-needed NHS staff.
“Labour’s plan would: train 15,000 new doctors a year, train 10,000 additional nurses and midwives every year, double the number of district nurses qualifying annually and train 5,000 new health visitors.
Labour’s plan will guarantee every patient a face-to-face appointment with a GP, if they want one, and bring back the family doctor so that patients can see the same GP for every appointment, if they choose to.”