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Should GP's Face Ofsted Style Inspections?

3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 22 May 2013

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is announcing plans to appoint a Chief Inspector of General Practice and he wants family doctors to face Ofsted-style inspections.

Kristin Hallenga from Daventry was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was in her twenties, but only after a third visit to her GP.

People in Northampton give their opinons about a new inspection scheme, and Stuart talks to William Pope, Chair of Healthwatch Northamptonshire, and to Dr Tony Hillier, a GP at Blisworth Surgery and the spokesperson for GP's in Northamptonshire.


* calls for a minimum learning period for young drivers, plus mandatory lessons in bad weather and on motorways

* a consultation about potential gypsy and traveller sites in the Kettering area

* the Communities Minister visits Northampton to learn about the transfer by Northampton Borough Council of 21 of its Community Centres to local people

* £10-thousand is being spent training staff at small independent retailers in the art of good customer service at Corby

* Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust expresses concern about the State of Nature report that shows 60% of our native plants and animals are in decline

* countdown to Twickenham: former Saints Player and Chairman Bob Taylor looks ahead to the Play Off Final

* countdown to Twickenham: lifting the trophy - Stuart & Sports Editor Graham McKechnie see how long they can hold the heavy Premiership Trophy


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