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conservatives-over-75s-pledgeApril 13 2015

The BMA has called for more detail in political party policies being announced in the run up to the election.

In response to a statement issued by the Conservative Party Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA GP committee chair, said: “The BMA has been continuously calling for all new policies to be based on rigorous evidence. We need to ensure, especially during an election period, that all political pledges to the electorate are properly thought out and can in practice be delivered.”

He was responding to the Conservative Party’s proposals for same-day GP appointments for the over 75s. The Conservative Party has pledged to increase NHS funding by £8 billion, and as part of its statement on April 11 said: “With the funding and reforms that our NHS needs we can offer real improvements to the services people depend on, like guaranteeing over-75s same-day access to a GP.”

Dr Nagpaul responded: “It is important that we ensure older people get the level of care they need and deserve. However, we need to be wary of promises made in the run-up to an election that are without clear plans as to how these would be funded and delivered.

“Putting in place a simplistic age limit for services runs the risk of distorting clinical priorities. It cannot be right for a 76 year old with a minor ailment to get preferential care at the expense of a 70 year old with a more serious condition.

“There is also a question mark over whether GPs have the ability to deliver same day appointments when many GP practices are under intense pressure from rising workload and falling resources, and without the capacity to meet current demands.”

Dr Nagpaul pointed out that the BMA’s survey of 15, 560 GPs had found that 94% felt their workload was negatively impacting on the care they deliver.

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