2023-01-24 14:58:16

Why are Brits STILL struggling to get a face-to-face GP appointment?

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Daily Mail
By John Ely Senior

Brits are still struggling to get face-to-face GP appointments despite multiple ministers promising to fix the situation.

Furious campaigners claim patients are being trapped in a 'Catch 22' system that bounces them between phone queues and online forms.

And when they do eventually get through, many complain they are still unable to secure an appointment in-person.

One GP practice is still partly blaming Covid for the overall mayhem.

An automated message at the surgery in Oxfordshire thanked patients stuck in a phone queue for their 'patience' during the pandemic.

This is despite it being almost a year since all the final pandemic restrictions were lifted.

Since then, several health secretaries have demanded that family doctors who earn 110,000 on average return to normal operations.

Patient advocacy groups told MailOnline'dehumanising' tales of patients struggling to see doctors are emerging up and down the country, which give the impression that some GPs 'do not want to see patients'.

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