In the Health Secretary's COVID-19 Statement to the House of Commons, Local MP Huw Merriman called on the Government to provide greater support to GP services who have a big task on their hands to deliver the Government's target of providing COVID booster doses to all adults by the end of the month.
Huw Merriman MP:
GPs, particularly in rural areas, are finding it difficult and challenging to deliver the booster programme, but will have to deliver the booster in great numbers. Can the Secretary of State look at measures that will speed up the flow for those GP surgeries? Will he send a message to all patients that they will need to be understanding in the next couple of weeks to ensure that the morale of our GPs, who work so hard, is not undermined?
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Rt.Hon. Sajid Javid MP:
My hon. Friend is right to talk about how hard GPs have worked throughout the pandemic, and about the need to provide greater support. We expect and need them to help with this big new vaccination effort. There are already signs of many people showing that they understand the need for GPs to reprioritise over the next couple of weeks, which is important too.