Government bid to increase GPs by 5,000 by 2020 is falling short
A Government bid to increase GP numbers by 5,000 within three years is falling short, doctors have said.
A report by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) raises concern that many doctors have yet to see significant change from the intended boost to numbers by 2020.
The RCGP's annual review of how the Forward View initiative is working calls for a rethink to get the process back on track as GP numbers have fallen since last September.
A survey of GPs for the report found that 39% think they are unlikely to be working in the profession in England in five years time.
The RCGP said the findings sparked fears the profession "could reach breaking point" unless progress on the shake-up was accelerated.Read Full Article