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One in eight patients wait a week to see doctor

15th June 2012

According to data released as part of the GP Patient Survey, 50% of patients have to wait for over two days to see their doctor.

The information showed that only 36% of patients were able to see their doctor on the day they rang the surgery. The Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said: "GPs are the first people most patients see, and this survey shows that they continue to treat patients with the understanding, dignity and respect they deserve. But improvements can be made – more patients want to book their appointments online, but few are doing so."

 

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