Submitted by Nikki Sinclaire on Friday 28th May 2021
Published on Thursday 3rd June 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Friday 3rd December 2021
Current Signatures: 7
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Ensure that everyone can get an appointment with their GP within five days
The Government should make it a requirement for local NHS trusts to ensure that every patient who is registered with a General Practitioner (GP) is able to make an appointment with their GP within five working days. Additional funding should be provided to enable this to happen.
Many people have seen access to a GP drastically reduced in recent years even before the Covid pandemic. This is a threat to the public health of the nation.
Underlying symptoms can be missed because patients are given the impression that appointments should only be made for emergencies.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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