Pulse investigation: The truth about GP access

What the media says about GP access

Dr Therese Coffey’s time as health secretary was nasty, brutish and short for GPs. Her idea for league tables on numbers of face-to-face appointments, average waiting times and proportion seen by GP came into fruition in November. And the effects for GPs were soul destroying.

Even before the data were released on Thursday 24 November, the Telegraph was reporting with relish that ‘GPs will be named and shamed over failure to see patients face to face’. The day it was released, the nationals and local media were primed to report on the ‘worst performing’ individual practices, with league tables and all.

Full article in Pulse, 11 January 2023