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To: Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt

Save Our Surgeries

Save Our Surgeries

Do not cut GP Surgery opening hours and funding. Reverse the cuts and allow GP Surgeries to continue to provide the excellent services their patients benefit from.

Why is this important?

The Prime Minister has pledged that everyone should be able to see a GP 8am-8pm seven days a week.
Despite this, NHS England have decided that from next September, two GP practices in Tower Hamlets which currently open these hours, the Barkantine Practice and St Andrews Health Centre, will only open 8am-6.30pm Monday-Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday. Similar cuts will affect hundreds of practices nationally.
Along with 30-40% funding cuts, this means that these practices and others will struggle to stay open at all.
Please do not allow these surgeries to close. Reverse the cuts and allow GP Surgeries to continue to provide the excellent services their patients benefit from.


Reasons for signing

  • St Andrews helped to save my partners life. Mr Hunt, if it wasn't for these heroic people, I'd probably be spending my day staring at the wall right now, rather than pumping two million quid into your precious rotten economy.
  • Tower Hamlets are happy to allow building firms to construct 40 storey apartment blocks, increasing the population within the area, so they need to be increasing the infrastructure around that NOT reducing it.
  • It's not always easy to get an appointment, so cutting opening hours will make it even harder. This would be wrong.

Updates

2014-11-12 19:58:07 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2014-11-12 14:23:35 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-11-12 10:30:52 +0000

100 signatures reached

2014-11-12 07:04:51 +0000

50 signatures reached

2014-11-11 19:17:19 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-11-11 17:11:15 +0000

10 signatures reached