Health: 'Conditions going undiagnosed' because of NHS crisis, says Halifax MP
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In Calderdale, 9,559 patients faced a wait of 28 days or more to see a GP in October alone.
A further 17,292 people had to wait more than two weeks.
At the same time, the number of GPs across the country has fallen to a record low, leaving patients in a desperate scramble to be seen.
Speaking in a debate on the NHS workforce, Halifax’s MP Holly Lynch said: “A genuine sense of fear has set in across the country of being in a position of needing to use the NHS because almost every family has now got a story of a loved one who has needed to access care and it being a very difficult experience.
“Access to see a GP varies across Halifax but too many people are finding it impossible to see a doctor at some surgeries.
"Among those thousands waiting more than a month, or not getting an appointment at all, there will be conditions going undiagnosed until they are much harder to treat.”
The Labour Party have announced plans to abolish the non-dom tax status, which allows some wealthy people who live in Britain to pay their taxes overseas, to pay for training a new generation of NHS staff.