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Health, Care & the NHS

Shock rise in GP waiting times

Somerset saw a 49% rise in four-week waits for GP appointments last year compared with 2022, House of Commons Library research commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

1 Mar 2024
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Gideon Amos welcomes bus routes news

Gideon Amos, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Taunton and Wellington has expressed his delight that four under-threat bus routes in Somerset have been protected for another year.

21 Feb 2024
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Local Government

Dental plan 'too little too late'

Taunton and Wellington Liberal Democrats have slammed the Government’s new dental plan as figures show nearly 50,000 children in Somerset had not been seen by an NHS dentist in 12 months.

15 Feb 2024
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Local Government

Petition calls for increased in care funding

Local Liberal Democrats have launched a petition calling for the government to end what they’re calling “council tax unfairness” with an increase in funding for children’s and adult care.

13 Feb 2024

UK Lib Dem news

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Health, Care & the NHS

Boosting Cancer Survival

Liberal Democrats have passed new policy with a comprehensive plan aimed at boosting cancer survival rates and improving the quality of life for patients and their families.

16 Mar 2024

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