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Health and Social Care Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister Therese Coffey will do a set.
NHS support plan.

A package of measures called ‘Our Plan for Patients’ is expected to improve access.
General practice so that all patients who need an appointment can be seen within two weeks.

The major part of the plan is to provide more than 10 lakh placements for free every year.
This usually helps with the ease and speed at which these meetings take place.

Poorly performing practices will be ‘named and shamed’ for the first time.
Keep the pressure high, and pharmacies will be empowered to supply some
Forms of medication without prior GP referral.


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They will also take referrals from emergency care for minor illnesses or symptoms, such as a
Cough, headache or sore throat. It is thought that this move could free up two million GPs.
Appointment one year.

From November, the NHS will accelerate the rollout of a new cloud-based telephone system.
To create more phone lines and provide clear information about their place in the queue,
Or direct them to the right place for help.

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has criticized the plan, and
Said: “It is a shame the Health Secretary has not spoken to the College and our members.
On the front line before announcing it because we could inform it.
What is really needed to ensure a GP service that meets and suits patients’ needs?

“Lumbering a struggling service with high expectations, without a plan for how to deliver
They will only serve to increase the severe workload and workforce pressures on GPs and us
teams face-to-face, while having minimal impact on our patient care.

He also said that ensuring that everyone is seen within two weeks is not a priority.
As already mentioned, about 85% of appointments are made within two weeks of being booked.
44% are delivered on the day they are booked.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast TV this morning and defending himself against criticism that he
Kofi said,

“I think we see some great experiences for patients. I’m also aware that we listen.”
Regularly ask patients how frustrated they are that they can’t get an appointment
from their GP”.

Another focus expected to be addressed is the quality of life and working conditions for GPs.
Coffey will offer pension tax relief to help prevent GPS leaving the NHS.
Something that has dominated the last couple of years.

Citing his drive to increase staffing levels and to see more GPs return to practice,
Kofi said,

‘One of the things we will do is remove some of the causes.
Doctors have said they have stopped working, and are actually stepping up some measures.
Which is what we had during Covid to get people back into the NHS.

As part of the plan, the public will be asked to participate in a “national effort.”
Support the health and social care system. A million volunteers who stepped up
The NHS will once again be asked to come forward to support the pandemic.
Push for more volunteering in the NHS and social care.


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