Video: GPs quiz the politicians on rationing, out-of-hours care and seven-day working

GP questioned senior politicians from the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrat parties, on key issues for the NHS, including rationing, out-of-hours care and seven-day working, at the RCGP annual conference.

Stephen Dorrell was part of the panel discussion
Stephen Dorrell was part of the panel discussion

RCGP chairwoman Professor Clare Gerada led the discussion at the conference in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, with a panel comprising Linda Thomas, Baroness Jolly and Stephen Dorrell.

Ms Thomas is chair of Bolton Health and Wellbeing Board and the lead on community wellbeing for the Local Government Association Labour Group.

Baroness Jolly is co-chair of the Liberal Democrats parliamentary party committee on health and social care.

Stephen Dorrell is chairman of the health select committee and a Conservative party MP.

Key questions discussed in the video

Use the video player controls to move quickly to your areas of interest in the debate.

2.00: Healthcare rationing and the 'postcode lottery'

8.00: Integrated care and the shift of resources from the secondary to primary sector

20.20: GP out-of-hours care and A&E services

30.30: GPs working 8am-8pm seven days per week

43.20: What will general practice look like in ten years?

52.10: Should there be a cross-party coalition on health policy?

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