90 Local GPs Object To Blood Test Changes

The Echo reports:

DOZENS of doctors have followed the lead of their hospital colleagues and published an open letter against changes to pathology services.
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Ninety South Essex GPs have signed a letter to be sent to each of the four local Clinical Commissioning Groups and the Department for Health against the move of pathology services to Bedford.
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The GPs write in support of the 119 Southend Hospital consultants who wrote to the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt last week and ask for a pause in the process for more consultation…

The full article is here.

It’s about time we had a proper discussion on this at the District Council.