David Cameron has today hit back at critics who say that his NHS reforms are being pushed through without adequate consultation with GPs, saying ‘I’ve been trying to get an appointment to discuss it with them for weeks but I’m still waiting.’
Mr Cameron told reporters ‘I tried calling a number of GPs as soon as their surgeries opened at 9 o’clock but was told I was fourteenth in the queue. When I eventually got through half an hour later they told me there was nothing left that day but I could book an appointment for the end of February if it was an emergency.’
The Tory leader then visited the surgery in person to try to use his charms on the receptionist, only to require a trip to the local A&E for treatment for a bloody nose.
‘I think I’ll try again one more time tomorrow’ he said, ‘but if I still can’t get to see a doctor I might just have to go private.’