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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 24th February 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice) 11:30 am, 24th February 2015

The Minister does not sound very convinced by that herself. I wonder whether she saw the comments from the College of Emergency Medicine yesterday, which said that attempts to dissuade people from going to A and E have been a dismal failure and that what we should do is locate primary care services alongside A and E. That is the model we have at Charing Cross hospital and in the rest of west London, and it is succeeding. What is failing is the closure of emergency departments, which is creating an intolerable strain. Will the Government look again at the issue? Will you stop closing A and Es in west London?