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GP's 'no compromise' stance over £5bn regeneration plan

Scotland will suffer a shortfall of 500 GPs by 2012, RCGP Scotland has warned.

In evidence to a Scottish Parliament health committee inquiry, the college said it expected a 'rapid deterioration' in GP numbers over the next eight years. A commitment to recruit 600 more GPs was needed 'simply to maintain the current workforce'.

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