Pharmacists to take on GP appointments

By Viktoria Yordanova

More than 20,000 pharmacists and physiotherapists will take over GP appointments in a bid to cut NHS waiting lists.

The changes aim to free up doctors to treat more patients with serious conditions, as the new staff will take responsibility of some of the 300 million GP bookings made each year. The five-year NHS plan was agreed with the British Medical Association. Continue reading

Colchester still have slim play-off chance

By Mark Murphy

League Two holds its final fixtures this weekend — and one of the main talking points is who will achieve that final play-off spot.

Colchester United face an away trip to title winners Lincoln City with the possibility of achieving the final play-off spot (if results go their way) With the Newport County vs Oldham Athletic finishing 2-0 on Tuesday, this puts even more pressure on Colchester who even before had to win. Continue reading

Southend pray for last-day salvation

By Ryan Gladwyn

Over 2,000 Black Cats will head down to Southend on Saturday for the final game of the season. Southend United must win to guarantee safety and Sunderland will want to secure three points to make the playoffs as easy as possible.

Southend fan Alex, 16, shared his thoughts on the importance of the clash: “I think it might be the biggest game since Wembley. We could lose key players if we go down.” Continue reading

Orient celebrate return to league

By Conor O’Mahoney

Leyton Orient have returned to the Football League having won the conference, pipping Solihull Moors to the title by 3 points.

Orient were administration-bound after falling £5 million in debt a few years ago as well having unpaid taxes in excess of £200,000 owed to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), a fault which could be attributed to owner Francesco Becchetti. Continue reading

Town hope for happy end to dire season

By Jordan Bigmore

Ipswich will look to end a dark season on a bright note as Leeds United visit Portman Road.

With relegation already confirmed defeat last time out to newly promoted Sheffield United just added to the misery felt by all Ipswich fans as they were outclassed throughout the game. Continue reading