Two-thirds of patients must wait 48 hours to see a GP while a tenth wait two WEEKS


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Two-thirds of patients must wait 48 hours to see a GP while a tenth wait two WEEKSPatients struggle for timely access to a doctor, according to a surveySome are forced to wait a fortnight for a consultationNearly half say they are unhappy with local health service By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:05 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:10 GMT, 22 March 2013 Almost two-thirds of patients say they struggle to get an appointment with a GP within two days, according to new research Two thirds of patients do not think their out-of-hours GP is safe, a report warns today.

Coroner criticises box-ticking culture of doctors as she rules in inquest of seven week old baby who died of pneumonia


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Coroner criticises box-ticking culture of doctors as she hears how seven-week-old baby died of pneumonia after being taken to private out-of-hours clinic Dr Shirley Radcliffe said GPs were obliged to practice 'defensive medicine' Axel Peanberg King originally diagnosed with viral infection He died from pneumonia at the age of just seven weeks old His parents had been in contact with private out-of-hours clinic HarmoniFirm has previously come under fire for poor levels of staffing By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 16:59 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:27 GMT, 1 March 2013 A coroner yesterday attacked the box-ticking culture among GPs after hearing how a desperately ill baby was not seen quickly enough.

Fury of parents of 22-month-old boy left fighting for life after they misdiagnose heart disease for tonsillitis


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Fury of parents of 22-month-old boy left fighting for life after they misdiagnose heart disease for tonsillitis Parents said Harry was unresponsive and sick at the clinic and had terrible breathing problems | UPDATED: 09:51 GMT, 6 July 2012 A couple have accused medics of diagnosing their critically ill 22-month-old son with tonsillitis – when he actually needs a heart transplant to keep him alive.