A recent study by the Nuffield Trust showed there are 2483 patients for every one GP in the city. This is the worst ratio in England. Portsmouth Lib Dems have already written to the Health Minister asking for Portsmouth to get its fair share of GPs, some other places have double the number of GPs we do.
Portsmouth Lib Dems have proposed to the Government that they change the rules and allow us as a city council to directly employ GPs. We have also demanded that Portsmouth become a pilot area to follow Wales and Scotland in allowing pharmacists to issue prescriptions this will be more convenient for many people and ease the pressure on existing GP appointments.
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