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Leigh's MP responds to criticism over long waits for GP appointments

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According to NHS data, 1,844 people in Leigh faced a wait of 28 days or more to see a GP last month, and Labour’s Jo Platt is calling on Leigh MP James Grundy to take more action.

Labour has called on Jeremy Hunt to adopt its plan to double medical school places and train 10,000 more nurses and midwives in his Budget.

One and a quarter million people in England had to wait more than 28 days in January alone, while a further 3 million had to wait more than two weeks, NHS data has revealed.

Jo Platt, Labour's Candidate for Leigh at the General Election said: “Patients in Leigh should be able to see the doctor they want, in the manner they choose, when they need to. READ MORE: Manchester students claim mice are 'running over their feet' and 'living in sofas' at university halls “Thousands are waiting more than a month or not getting an appointment at all, there will be conditions going undiagnosed until it is too late.

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