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    A single GP looks after 11,000 patients at one practice, NHS figures reveal amid chronicl shortage

    A single GP looks after 11,000 patients at one practice, NHS figures reveal | Daily Mail Online


    A single GP is responsible for up to 11,000 patients amid the chronic national shortage of family doctors, NHS figures reveal.

    The practice in Maidstone, Kent, has repeatedly applied for closure due to "significant staff absences"

    A second surgery in Walsall in the West Midlands has no permanent GPs and is being run by three locums.

    The alarming figures, obtained by The Times, also reveal that the number of fully qualified full-time family doctors has plummeted by 6 per cent in four years.
    Boris Johnson has promised to hire an extra 6,000 family doctors by 2024/25

    Boris Johnson has promised to hire an extra 6,000 family doctors by 2024/25

    There are now just 26,958 full-time qualified GPs, a drop from 28,631 in 2015. This fall of nearly 1,700 has come despite a pledge by then prime minister David Cameron five years ago for an extra 5,000 GPs.
    What happens under socialism, is that each person learns how to game the system. Over time, socialist institutions get worse, not better.

    But experts have warned this is a hugely ambitious pledge considering how quickly the numbers are falling. Many older GPs are taking early retirement to avoid hefty tax bills on their pensions.
    The GPs are doing what's good for themselves, not what's good for the collective.

    Families in the worst-hit surgeries complain they have to wait up to nine weeks for an appointment, according to The Times.
    Socialism, for the lose.

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    Re: A single GP looks after 11,000 patients at one practice, NHS figures reveal amid chronicl shorta

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    What happens under socialism, is that each person learns how to game the system. Over time, socialist institutions get worse, not better.



    The GPs are doing what's good for themselves, not what's good for the collective.



    Socialism, for the lose.
    If only America would get with the program and underpay, understaff and under resource our healthcare system, doctors would stay in the UK and the shortage would end! This is ALL Trump's fault!
    Socialism: "Why work hard when you can have Government give it to you for free!" -Bernie 2020

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    Re: A single GP looks after 11,000 patients at one practice, NHS figures reveal amid chronicl shorta

    This is the culmination of ten years of Conservative starvation of funds, combined with the "hostile environment" driving EU staff from the country.
    GP's are not exempt from the under-resourcing.
    Meanwhile several billion pounds-worth of NHS services have been hived off to private providers, (including major US corporation) who take their slice of profit from the already reduced patient allocated funds.
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    Re: A single GP looks after 11,000 patients at one practice, NHS figures reveal amid chronicl shorta

    One of the problems is that foreign doctors are effectively punished by having to shell out thousands of pounds a year for visas and, ironically, for their family members' health insurance

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    Re: A single GP looks after 11,000 patients at one practice, NHS figures reveal amid chronicl shorta

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    This is the culmination of ten years of Conservative starvation of funds, combined with the "hostile environment" driving EU staff from the country.
    GP's are not exempt from the under-resourcing.
    Meanwhile several billion pounds-worth of NHS services have been hived off to private providers, (including major US corporation) who take their slice of profit from the already reduced patient allocated funds.
    Bingo.. which is a cautionary tale for America. Imagine if we had a single payer system like the NHS.. and Trump and the Trumpets were in charge of it?

    Its one of the problems of putting your healthcare into the hands of the government. There is no guarantee that the people that designed it.. will always be the people that are implementing it.

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