THE MP for North Shropshire has challenged Rishi Sunak over GP strains in Shropshire during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs). 

Helen Morgan questioned the PM after official NHS statistics revealed GPs in the county are now seeing 400 more patients each than they did in 2016

But Mr Sunak failed to address the issue when it was raised at the session held in the Houses of Parliament earlier today (Wednesday, February 22).

The Lib-Dem MP, who has championed local health issues since being elected in 2021, once again asked the Government to give Shropshire the vital support its health services needs.


Mrs Morgan said: "Families right across our area are worried sick about the state of our local health services, we need change.

"For too long North Shropshire has been taken for granted, ambulance services are stretched, GPs are under immense pressure and A&E wait times are out of hand.

"The Conservatives have let the NHS crisis spiral out of control, failing to deliver the new hospitals they promised and making people wait hours for an ambulance or months for urgent cancer treatment."

In response, Mr Sunak said: "The facts are this - there are 2,200 more GPs in general practice today, there are 15,000 more doctors in the NHS, and there are 30,000 more nurses.

"And that's because we are putting record funding in and backing the NHS and getting patients the care that they need."

Nationally the Liberal Democrats are calling for 8,000 more GPs and the legal right to see a GP within 24 hours if urgent and seven days for other appointments.