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Labour issues fresh warning over A&E 'pressures'

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People will sit for hours to get a second opinion having seen their own GP that very same morning. They will present at A&E, out of hours and Walk in Centres, with problems they have had for months. They will present with minor sore throats or for reassurance that the lump in their neck that has been seen by their own GP numerous times is not cancerous (having googled the symptoms). They will attend Walk in Centres for sick notes for their probation officers or to mitigate them from exams with fictitious back pain or diarrhoea and vomiting; after spending a weekend of partying. There are health tourists, people with fabricated illness who migrate from one emergency department to another. And why do they do it? The answer to that one is simple....because they can!!

Posted date

3 June, 2013

Posted time

9:11 am

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