GP’s are those doctors who are self-employed and they can choose their working hours by themselves.
Acquisition has been made by a city counselor of Leeds. He said that there is an awful lot of doctors who just work for a few hours and that also once or twice a week. He wants strict contracts for such doctors so that they start working for more hours. So this is why all blames on doctors for their scarce working hours.
But according to a senior and experienced NHS professional, GPs are independent doctors and there is no law that could force them to work for more hours.
There were comments coming in a meeting of Leeds City Council’s health scrutiny committee in which there were claims that inequalities of health care should be reduced in this city.
Paul Truswell of Labor also made a point that stated that there is a shortage of GPs across the nation. He further said that even though there are extended surgery hours, still people have to struggle a lot to get an appointment.
Graham Latty from the Conservative party also said that although there is a need for more doctors but the doctors who are already working, should work for more hours. He further added that there is a huge lot of doctors who only work once or twice a week.