How we stop GPs ‘leaving for Dubai’ as the NHS turns 75

They’ve been described as the ‘beating heart’ and the ‘backbone’ of the NHS. And for most of us our local doctor is our first and most frequent point of contact with the health service.

GP surgeries deal with about 90% of NHS patient contacts for around 10% of the overall budget. But with a shortage of more than 2,000 GPs in England alone and with doctors quitting in unprecedented numbers amid concerns about the ‘unsustainable’ workload, what does the future hold for general practice?

As the NHS turns 75 we spoke to a number of GPs and health bosses across Greater Manchester and the UK to hear their thoughts, fears and hopes for the profession.

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(Manchester Evening News, 9th July 2023)