MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
The state of GP service in Haringey, and Stroud Green in particular, is an issue in the Stroud Green by-election according to local Lib Dem candidate Laura Edge. The concern follows an admission by health service bosses at a recent meeting of Haringey’s Health and Social Services Committee that GP services, particularly in the Hornsey Vale area, may not be adequate to meet the needs of the local population.
At the Health and Social Services Committee in December, the Chief Executive of Haringey Teaching Primary Care Trust David Sloman, following a question from Lib Dem Health spokesperson Cllr Neil Williams, said that there was what she termed ‘underdoctoring’ in the roads that form Hornsey Vale.
Lib Dem candidate Laura Edge comments:
“Access to GP services is a vital concern in the borough, as patients need to be able to see a local GP as soon as possible. Although this is a problem across the board, it concerns me greatly that parts of Stroud Green area are particularly badly hit when it comes to GP services.
“I will be seeking to discuss this issue with NHS leaders in the borough to examine what plans they have to improve the situation in Stroud Green.”