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Workforce strategy needed to prevent 'disintegration' of general practice, warns academic


Collings Report Summary from March 1950: Findings "The overall state of general practice is bad and still deteriorating" "The development of other medical services ... has resulted ... in wide departure from both the idea and the ideal of family doctoring" "Some [working conditions] are bad enough to require condemnation in the public interest" Inner city practice is "at best. . . very unsatisfactory and at worst a positive source of public danger" Rural practice is "an anachronism" and suburban practice a "casualty-clearing" service Recommendations "An attempt should be made to define the function of general practice within... the NHS" "Group practice units... should be formed"

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22 Oct 2014

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