If general practice fails, The NHS fails

General practices nationally are at breaking point. The current crisis in general practice predates covid-19, but has been intensely magnified by the pandemic. Primary care is rightly called the “Bedrock of the NHS” dealing with around 90% of patient contacts for under 10% of the national budget. GPs are seen as the “gatekeepers” to the NHS providing over 300 million patient consultations each year,… Continue reading If general practice fails, The NHS fails