GP numbers will fall 7,000 short within five years despite increasing trainees

GP numbers will fall ‘substantially short of demand’, even though there is a major focus on increasing GP trainee numbers by 2024, posing a ‘fundermental threat’ to primary care, according to a major new report.

The report – published today by three major health think tanks – analysed NHS workforce gaps and found the health service will have 7,000 fewer FTE GPs than needed within five years, not taking into account the ‘growing expectations’ placed on GPs by the long-term plan.

Full Story: Pulse, 21st March 2019