Exodus pushes GP surgeries to breaking point



Starved practices struggle with patient numbers
by Our News Desk   FAMILY doctors are quitting in droves amid a staffing crisis caused by Tory NHS changes and heavier workloads.   The findings from a joint university study published today follow a report that at least 100 GP surgeries have become so overburdened that they have applied to stop taking on new patients.   Increased paperwork and less time for patient care were blamed in the university analysis for a crisis in GP retention and recruitment, which the study likened to a “boiling frogs” scenario, in which newcomers jump straight... read more

 
7 January 2016 in Regional, Views: 24
Source: Morning Star
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