Keighley and Ilkley MP Robbie Moore has called for more to be done to help his constituents who have been unable to get an appointment with a GP. Speaking in Parliament, Moore cited the “countless pieces of correspondence” he has received from constituents who want something done on the matter.
In recent months the difficulty in seeing a GP has been one of the main issues raised with Moore by constituents. Problems raised have included people waiting over three weeks to get an appointment, someone ringing a GP 85 times before getting through and a constituent who waited four hours before being able to collect a repeat prescription.
As a result of these concerns, Moore called for a Parliamentary debate on the matter to help find a solution. Mark Spencer, the Leader of the House of Commons, commended Moore for his work in Westminster on the issue, and noted that the Government would consider his requests.
Robbie Moore MP said: “It is very concerning to hear the problems faced by some of my constituents when they try and see a GP. In some instances, people said their children are unable to get an appointment, and this simply cannot continue.
As your local MP, it is my job to take these concerns to Westminster and lobby the Government for a solution. I have called for an urgent debate on this matter, so we can make sure people across Keighley and Ilkley can access these vital services as soon as possible.
I know the Government is working with local healthcare providers to find a solution on this, but I will keep pressing for action to make sure my constituents face no barriers when wanting to see a GP.”