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ref date:3 Oct 2002 (hea)
Scots wait longer for access to doctors
In a telling report, the consumer affairs magazine "Which?", reports that Scots wait longer to access to a doctor (GP) than fellows in England.

In Scotland, only 28% of patients were seen the same or next day, in contrast to 52% in England and Wales.

Nicola Sturgeon, SNP shadow health minister, said: "We have too few GPs in Scotland doing too much and the health minister must get his act together to ensure that patients are seen as soon as possible."