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PCTs face exodus of GPs

More than half of GPs and other primary care staff will resign from PCT posts in the next two years because of stifling bureaucracy and workload pressures.

And one in five is promising to resign within a year, a survey by the NHS Alliance has found.

Some 90 per cent of 402 respondents said their clinical workload is so high they are finding it almost impossible to fit in extra work needed for their PCT.

Two-thirds said the job involved too much bureaucracy while more than half reported that new NHS funding was not getting to frontline

services.

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