Labour's new poster looks familiar

Oliver Wright@oliver_wright
Tuesday 07 April 2015 09:00
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The number of doctors’ surgeries in England open in the evenings and at weekends has fallen by 600 since the last election, Labour claimed last night as it unveiled a new poster to highlight long NHS waiting times.

Parodying the famous Tory election poster showing a queue outside a job centre, the Labour advert shows a similar queue waiting to get into a GP surgery.

The party said its research showed that nearly two million more patients were unhappy with GP opening hours than three years ago. It said the Government’s own figures showed 590 fewer GP practices were now able to offer patients appointments on weekday evenings, Saturdays or Sundays, compared with 2010.

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