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Why So Hard To See Your Gp?

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vetuste_ennemi | 00:54 Mon 29th Jul 2019 | Media & TV
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Issue being discussed on tonight's Sky "Press Previe".

Some obvious logical answers, although not necessarily equally likely ones, are:

1. Surgeries are closing.

2. People are getting sicker.

3. There are more people.

I wonder which way the Sky discussion will develop.

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GP service in the NHS has been deteriorating for many years now and is getting worse. Many reasons and it is difficult to precis them for a social media website. Too much money has been put into primary care, starving the hospital services of vital support. G.Practice is no longer attractive to newly qualified doctors as it is saturated with...
10:18 Mon 29th Jul 2019
It seems to me things are improving, but perhaps I'm just lucky. Okay, I sometimes have to wait a few days for an appointment (although I'm sure if I used the 'emergency' card I would be seem more quickly. I recently needed a specific test doing and expected to wait weeks given my work commitments but they said '"how about this Sunday morning". And yesterday I got a phone call saying I'm due for my lifestyle health check as I've reached a certain age milestone and would tomorrow be convenient- so now done all within 24 hours without me even asking
there was a report on Midlands Today concerning the closure of a 4000-patient practice in Shropshire. the practice is managed, like many in the area, by a private company IMH Ltd, who are themselves owned by a parent based in the Bahamas.
https://imhgroup.net/
essentially the company aren't making enough money from the practice and have allowed their NHS contract to expire. a common problem in the midlands, apparently.

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