As I remember - there were supposed to be an EXTRA 5,000 GPs by 2020 ( Ref Darth Vader) - but we are 2,000 down before we start - so with extra 6,000 that makes ..... -1,000!! Never was much good at maths.
Just tried to admit patient with resp rate of 40 (COPD Exacerbation) and really struggling with breathing - NEWS2 score strictly 3 - had to fight to get urgent ambulance - during which time sats started to drop - there has to be acknowledgement of clinical expertise over "computer says no!"
They just do not listen, do they?