MP website set up to monitor the performance of GP's in meeting the government's 48 hour appointment criteria.
A Conservative MP has set up a website for people to report problems obtaining appointments with their GPs within the 48-hour national target. Mr Grant Shapps, MP for Welwyn Hatfield, believes that the target is not complied with as widely as the government suggest.
The MP has devised a website to record information from patients confirming whether they are having problems in obtaining an appointment within the 2 day period allowed.
The delays can be extremely troublesome for many patients and this may lead to complaints for medical negligence against the GPs concerned.
Visit the MPs website at http://www.48hourgp.com/
[1st January 2007]