Relentless GP workload is a threat to our patients’ safety, says RCGP

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard has responded to a new survey out today from the British Medical Association which highlights the relentless workloads in general practice and the danger this is posing to our patients’ safety.

She said: “This echoes much of what the College has been saying for some time now –  the relentlessness of the workload in general practice is a threat to our own health and our patients’ safety.

“GPs will see a total of 1.3m patients today alone, and rising patient demand means GPs are carrying out more consultations than ever before – currently 370m a year and 60m more per year than even five years ago.

Full story in Royal College of General Practitioners, 25 November 2016