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Nottingham South MP speaks out as figures show more than 11,000 constituents faced long waits for GPs

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.

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“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.”

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