Free care for children now a reality with over 55pc of all GPs signed up
From tomorrow no parent will ever have to worry about the cost of bringing a sick child to see a doctor, writes Kathleen Lynch
As a mother and a grandmother, I know what it's like to worry when a child falls ill.
And as a minister with the opportunity to deliver change for the better, I know something else - that no parent should have to worry about the cost of seeing a doctor when their child is sick.
That core principle is why the Government is introducing free GP care, starting with children under six.