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Patient safety at risk unless NHS creates 'right working environment for GPs'


Mayur, the key point of the article is 'treat the cause, not the symptom'. The GP Forward View is failing because it doesn't address this point. There is a near 8% annual wastage rate of GPs and no-one has yet asked why that is? Until we address the causes of GPs burning out and leaving the profession the workforce will continue to shrink and more practices will fail. More resources, less workload dumping, reimbursed indemnity, less bureaucracy and regulation (GMC, CQC etc.). All seemingly unpalatable to NHSE, but vital if general practice is to survive.

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25 Aug 2017

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