GPs warn Therese Coffey’s rescue plan will have ‘MINIMAL impact’

GP practices won’t be punished if they fail to see patients within a fortnight, Therese Coffey has admitted.

During a round of interviews this morning, the newly-appointed Health Secretary said two weeks was ‘an expectation’ rather than a firm target.

Ms Coffey added she did not want to not be ‘overly prescriptive from Whitehall’ about ‘exactly how a GP will run their practice’.

Despite reports that ministers could name and shame surgeries with the longest waits, Ms Coffey said she was not…

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