Labour's Flawed GP Figures

April 7, 2015 7:56 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Labour's GP figures are out of date & conveniently ignore the £50 million GP Access Fund delivered by Liberal Democrats in government.

Commenting on Labour's report over access to GP surgeries, the Liberal Democrat General Election spokesperson Lord Scriven said:

"There are now 9,500 more doctors and 7,500 more nurses than when Labour left power and the NHS budget has increased by £12.7bn under the Liberal Democrats in Government.

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"The Liberal Democrats are the only party prepared to commit to spending the £8bn extra the NHS says it needs to survive - almost three times the extra funding Labour is promising.

"On opening hours, Labour are out-of-date. Their figures are from 2013 and conveniently ignore the impact of the £50m GP Access Fund, delivered by the Liberal Democrats in government last year, which has supported 1,147 practices in extending their hours.

"Perhaps if Labour had invested extra money in the NHS then, rather than wasting £12.4bn on their failed NHS supercomputer, people would take them seriously now. But until Ed Miliband matches our commitment to meeting the £8bn shortfall in the NHS budget, they do not deserve a hearing."