Nine in 10 pa­tients want more fund­ing for their GP

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HILARY DUNCANSON

de­liver care oth­ers can­not of­fer, and their rig­or­ous train­ing in de­liv­er­ing this ef­fec­tively means that they are best placed within the health­care sys­tem as the first port of call for their pa­tients’ needs.

“GPs hugely value the work of our multi-dis­ci­plinary team mem­bers, but no other pro­fes­sional within our teams can or should be used as a re­place­ment for gen­eral prac­ti­tion­ers.”

Scot­tish Labour’s health spokesman, and lead­er­ship can­di­date, Anas Sar­war, praised the work of GPs.

But he added: “The SNP has con­sis­tently failed to prop­erly plan for its work­force and our GPs have been left over-worked,

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