I WRITE regarding the plan to have patients travel to local hospitals instead of having blood tests at their GP surgeries.

At my GP practice, the phlebotomist sees a patient every ten minutes (48 in the day?) - and this plan is being promoted as cost saving?

But what sort of economics says it's cheaper for 48 journeys than one?

Not to mention the inconvenience to these 48 people – many of whom are elderly – and the increased pressure on overworked hospital facilities.

Can was ask the Clinical Commissioning Group to answer this question through the Globe?

Ron Hanlon by emai