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MP asks: Can you get a doctor’s appointment?

by Editor Lowton and Golborne News

Have you tried to get a face-to-face appointment with your doctor recently? If so, our local MP wants to know how you got on, and if you were happy with the response you got.

James Grundy, MP for Leigh, says he has been contacted by numerous concerned constituents who are troubled by the lack of face-to-face appointments being offered by their GPs due to the pandemic.

He says many local residents feel very strongly about the lack of availability of face-to-face appointments being offered. Now, Mr Grundy is set to meet with Wigan Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who manage local health services, to discuss these concerns.

Ahead of the meeting, Mr Grundy has launched a GP Appointment Questionnaire, to enable local residents to have their say. Our MP will take the feedback received to his meeting with Wigan CCG.

MP for Leigh, James Grundy

MP for Leigh, James Grundy

Mr Grundy said: “I know that this is an issue that many local residents feel strongly about, with many raising their concerns on the lack of face-to-face appointments and the problems that this will cause for our already overstretched A&E departments.

“This is why I am running my GP Appointment Questionnaire, to find out more about these issues so I can report the findings to Wigan CCG.

“My questionnaire is now live and accessible on my website. For those who might struggle with using the internet, please either telephone my office or leave a voicemail and a member of my team can help talk you through this survey so you can have your say on the matter.”

You can complete the survey by clicking the link below.


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