I visited Woosehill GP surgery on Friday to discuss availability of appointments , the adequacy of funding and any plans to expand service provision. As with my recent meetings with other GPs I urged Wokingham CCG, GP practices and the Council to take advantage of the additional money now being made available for practices to expand and improve services.
We do need more doctors to be recruited to handle the extra people now coming to our area as the new homes are completed and sold or rented. I have lobbied the government for more money for GP services, which the government has now promised. I also am willing to take up issues over the way the extra money is being allocated with Ministers to improve the deal for Wokingham if there are ideas of how the distribution of the cash could be made fairer and more helpful to us.