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Labour vows to invest in workforce to improve GP access and cut waiting times

BMJ 2022; 378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o2347 (Published 28 September 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:o2347
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Improving access to GPs and slashing NHS waiting times will be key priorities for a Labour government if it wins the next general election, the party’s shadow health secretary has said.

In a speech to the party’s annual conference in Liverpool on Wednesday 28 September, Labour’s shadow health secretary Wes Streeting also took aim at what he described as the Conservatives’ “mismanagement of the NHS.”

“It is an absolute disgrace,” he said. “We have the highest NHS waiting lists in history, people unable to see their GP, heart attack and stroke patients left waiting longer than an hour for an ambulance when every …

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