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Jeremy Hunt admits he is ‘struggling to deliver’ 5,000 GPs by 2020

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Excellent that Mr Hunt has realised this just before the DDRB delivers it's report for the 2018/2019 uplift for GPs (and all doctors). The current situation is that the DOH will consider that report and consider applying any uplift suggested from April 2018; but clearly now, whatever the report suggests the DOH will give GPs a much higher funding boost - that is what is required to improve GP numbers. In the entire history of the NHS the only thing which delivered a massive increase in GP numbers was the pay increases which came in with nGMS in 2003. At that time a payrise of 25% above inflation resulted in a 20% increase in GP numbers. That is what is required now.

Posted date

07 Jun 2018

Posted time

10:29am

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