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'The GPs who don't even know your name'? These patients would beg to differ...

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As many commentators on this site are fond of saying, there has actually been a 4% fall in the number of GP principles over the last few years. What they all fail to mention is at the same time there has been a 720% increase in salaried doctors and GP locums. The reasons for this are complex, but we have far more GPs than ever, many being exploited by their GP principle 'colleagues', and many working less than full-time. So whatever the problems are, is not through a lack of increasing the bums on seats in the consultation rooms. It is more about their engagement and remuneration, plus an undoubted increase in the overall workload.

Posted date

22 May 2013

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11:19am

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