Dr Cole & Partners


RED & GREEN PRACTICE

Waterside & Blackfield GP Surgery   


Waterside (Hythe) & Blackfield Health Centres

Your GP Cares


 http://bma.org.uk/YourGPcares

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Demand for GP services is increasing. In England alone, it is estimated that at least 340 million patient consultations are now undertaken every year. This is an increase of 40 million consultations a year since 2008. The work your GP team does accounts for over 90% of NHS activity.

At the same time funding for General Practice has fallen to a low of around 8% of the NHS budget.













http://bma.org.uk/YourGPcares


An increased demand on general practice caused by demographic changes, more complex health needs and some care moving out of hospitals is all contributing to unsustainable pressures on GP services.


Based on the current number of doctors working as GPs, and the staff who support them in the general practice team, there are simply not enough hours in the day to meet everyone’s needs.


Practice are struggling to recruit to vacant posts in their practices and to find locum cover so that patients can still be seen if a colleague is sick or absent.


The increasing demand and workload pressures are leading to low morale and stress causing many GPs to leave the profession or to consider early retirement.


Many GP practice buildings are old and need investment to create more room for patients to be seen or simply to make them fit for purpose.


GPs and their practice teams must have greater support to deliver high quality services that meet the requirements of all their local patients


Your GP and practice team care about the current situation and want to work with patients and government to find solutions and provide a better service.


To find out more please click here http://bma.org.uk/YourGPcares

To sign up to the campaign click here

To e mail your MP click here

To sign the petition click here


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