Leicester Mercury

Why our primary care needs a radical rethink


I WAS invited by my GP surgery to have a flu jab and asked to ring the telephone number and which options to select.

After several attempts, I just had to give up, having listened to the same message each time and then finding the line was busy.

I am not alone in this experience and would like to offer a solution.

Why not “nationalis­e” the whole of primary care, so that the GPs and staff are managed directly by the NHS? There would be a better possibilit­y that the patient would be put first, rather than second as at present.

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