Wednesday, August 13, 2008

David Cameron's support for local health facilities

While David Cameron was in Cumbria today I raised with him some of the issues around health in Cumbria including the future of our local hospitals and the impact of the government's proposals to stop GP surgeries from being able to include a pharmaceutical dispensary if there is another one within a mile.

David Cameron confirmed that the Conservatives

1) Support District General Hospitals as the basis for Acute Healthcare

2) Oppose the forced imposition of "polyclinics" which may cut family GP services

3) Support the retention of dispensing in GP surgeries

If these policies were in place it would remove the current threat to Bootle and other surgeries.


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