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Petition 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.

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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.

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