One in three GPs predict closure by 2020 unless seven-day plans are scrapped

A third of GPs believe that their practice will stop providing services to patients by 2020, according to new research.

A survey of GPs, carried out by think-tank Ockham Healthcare, further found that 90% believe the introduction of seven-day routine access to general practice will only worsen the current crisis.

In a new paper, the think-tank said that an ‘urgent response’ was needed the situation and called on the Government to abandon its seven-day access plans and begin to listen to GPs.

Like Pulse’s long-running Stop Practice Closures campaign, it also called for additional funding to be released to GP practices.

Full story in Pulse 19 February 2016