I will end at 8am to get a GP appointment, promises new Health Secretary Therese Coffey

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HEALTH Secretary Therese Coffey plans to end the ‘8am scramble’ for GP appointments.

Sick Britons often complain that getting tickets to Glastonbury is easier than seeing a doctor.

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New Secretary Therese Coffey plans to end ‘8-hour stampede’ for GP appointments as public satisfaction with GPs plunges to record low
Ms Coffey will present details of her priority list tomorrow

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Ms Coffey will present details of her ‘ABCD’ priority list tomorrowCredit: PA

Ms Coffey will present details of her ‘ABCD’ priority list tomorrow, focusing on ambulances, backlogs, care and doctors and dentists.

Health chiefs are working on plans to improve access to GPs, after Liz Truss made it clear that ensuring people can see a doctor is a key priority.

Ministers also plan to change NHS retirement rules which have been blamed for the early retirement of some older doctors.

A government source said: “Making it easier to see a GP is a key priority.

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“Patients don’t like the 8am rush, so access has to change.”

Public satisfaction with GPs has plunged to an all time high as patients remain furious at poor access.

For the first time in NHS history, more Britons were unhappy with their family doctor, fueled by their inability to get an appointment.

According to the British Social Attitudes survey, just 38% of people were happy with their GP last year, while 42% were unhappy.

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