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THE WELSH NHS has seen too many re-organisations and meddling from the top down when actually simple, sensible changes could be made to strengthen our health service and increase access for patients.

It is UKIP policy that where there is demand for longer GP surgery hours, there should be evening opening times for full-time workers who are unable, due to work commitments, to visit their doctor during the working day.

This simple measure would relieve pressure on our A&E services around the country.

Surely it is time that the NHS was run for the benefit of the people it serves; people do not get ill 9-5.

Nathan Gill European candidate UKIP Wales

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1:54pm Thu 16 Jan 14

jimmytheone2 says...

Okay, sounds good, but couple of flaws.....

If they are ill and need to see a GP that quick, presumably they aren't in work that day - so why the need for the evening appointments?
If they are well enough to work, then surely they can wait for an appointment the next day.
We need more GPs - there aren't enough of them given the aging population and weight related conditions that need to be treated. But you don't mention that, only opening in the evenings. GPs work long hours as it is, you can't make them work 24 hours a day. So i think you need to explain the UKIP position rather than making populist statements that don't hold water or don't have any detail.
Okay, sounds good, but couple of flaws..... If they are ill and need to see a GP that quick, presumably they aren't in work that day - so why the need for the evening appointments? If they are well enough to work, then surely they can wait for an appointment the next day. We need more GPs - there aren't enough of them given the aging population and weight related conditions that need to be treated. But you don't mention that, only opening in the evenings. GPs work long hours as it is, you can't make them work 24 hours a day. So i think you need to explain the UKIP position rather than making populist statements that don't hold water or don't have any detail. jimmytheone2

1:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

_Bryan_ says...

Surely the suggestion that GPs open "out of hours" is just another example of top-down meddling?

There is no question that the NHS, particularly in Wales, is creaking under the strain despite the best efforts of its staff.

I don't feel that this idea is the right response to the issue.
Surely the suggestion that GPs open "out of hours" is just another example of top-down meddling? There is no question that the NHS, particularly in Wales, is creaking under the strain despite the best efforts of its staff. I don't feel that this idea is the right response to the issue. _Bryan_

10:57pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Spinflight says...

He did say where there is demand... Sounds like common sense to me.

What the NHS needs is a stable budget ( proportional to GDP, whenever a politician talks about real terms they are lying) and scumbag politicians to lay off it and let the medical professionals turn it around!

Every year there is another report commissioned into how to change the NHS. Every year some idiot who might have worked for a couple of years in a PR agency rubber stamps it and every year since it was founded it gets meddled with.

Our population is getting older, waves of immigrants add to the workload, PFI deals suck cash like parasites and scumbag politicians want to be seen to be doing something. The one thing you can do for the medical staff is give them stability.
He did say where there is demand... Sounds like common sense to me. What the NHS needs is a stable budget ( proportional to GDP, whenever a politician talks about real terms they are lying) and scumbag politicians to lay off it and let the medical professionals turn it around! Every year there is another report commissioned into how to change the NHS. Every year some idiot who might have worked for a couple of years in a PR agency rubber stamps it and every year since it was founded it gets meddled with. Our population is getting older, waves of immigrants add to the workload, PFI deals suck cash like parasites and scumbag politicians want to be seen to be doing something. The one thing you can do for the medical staff is give them stability. Spinflight

5:14pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Bobevans says...

Charging people say £25 if they just walk into A&E would reduce the problem a lot

If they are taken to A&E by Ambulance or police there would be no charge

If they are referred to A&E by a GP or other Doctor or Ambulance crew or NHS Direct there would be no charge
Charging people say £25 if they just walk into A&E would reduce the problem a lot If they are taken to A&E by Ambulance or police there would be no charge If they are referred to A&E by a GP or other Doctor or Ambulance crew or NHS Direct there would be no charge Bobevans

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