Lancashire’s crisis-hit health service is ‘overheating’, a leading health boss said today.
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Peter Higgins, chief executive of the Lancashire & Cumbria Consortium of Local Medical Committees, said: “The whole of the health service is overheating.
“If there was an easy answer to this problem, I am sure the politicians and senior planners would have found it.
“Workload in general practices has gone up hugely. The trouble is the one that grabs the headlines is the A&E figures.”
Mr Higgins says in fact the demand has become so huge on general practices over the last 10 to 12 years that the “rise makes the A&E figures pale into insignificance”.