Ageing Bury GP workforce is a 'ticking timebomb'

THE ageing workforce of Bury’s GP services has been described as a ‘ticking timebomb’ by health bosses.
While ageing patients present a real problem for the NHS, Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) members acknowledged the lack of young people entering the GP workforce, which had been highlighted during a borough-wide survey into the make up of practice staff.
A report from Rachele Schofield, the primary care manager, showed 26 per cent of the general practice workforce is over 55 years old.
Ms Schofield’s report says: “This gives a strong indication as to the proportion and number of... read more

 
27 May 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 49
Source: Bury Times
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