Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Twickenham, Nick Grant, has launched a petition calling on David Cameron to guarantee patients an appointment with a GP within 48 hours.
Nick and local Labour Party members were out in Teddington on Saturday 15th November listening to the concerns of local residents and getting support for the campaign.
David Cameron scrapped Labour’s guarantee of an appointment within 48 hours and now 60 per cent of patients say they can’t see their GP within two days.
Labour have said they will guarantee a GP appointment within 48 hours and on the same day for those who need it.
Nick Grant said: “As the local Labour candidate I spend a great deal of time meeting with local people, talking about their hopes and concerns. Something I hear more and more about is the NHS. People tell me they are more and more fearful for the future of the NHS.
"Labour rescued the NHS after years of Tory neglect. Labour investment in the NHS led to the introduction of the much valued walk-in centre in Teddington.
"A Labour Government will get started by guaranteeing a GP appointment within 48 hours and on the same day for those who need it. But the General Election isn’t until next May and that’s why I’m organising a campaign now to call on David Cameron to guarantee a GP appointment within 48 hours straight away.”