NHS patients waited more than a week to see their GP on almost 50 million occasions last year, according to figures that illustrate the delays people face when accessing basic NHS care.
Now the Labour leader Ed Miliband has promised an additional £100 million to improve family doctor services - pledging GP appointments with 48 hours - or 24 hours if they need it.
Announcing Labour's plans for the NHS last night, Ed Miliband promised the additional money would allow an extra three million appointments a year, relieving pressure on accident and emergency units and preventing unnecessary hospital admissions.
The Conservatives claimed that Labour's sums did not add up and called it 'a pie-in-the-sky policy.
A Tory health spokeman said: "More unfunded spending would mean more borrowing and more taxes to pay for it."
The Western Daily Press is interested to know how long you have to wait for an appointment to see your local GP. Can you get a slot to see your doctor within 48 hours? Are you even able to get an appointment in the same week? Please comment below.