General practitioner England General Practitioners Committee

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Responsive, safe and sustainable: Towards a new future for general practice

‘General practice is at a cross roads after a decade of rising patient demand and falling resources.

‘We have a general practice that despite the best efforts of GPs does not have the infrastructure, coordination, staff or funding to deliver effective services to patients.

‘Rather than focusing on piecemeal changes or unrealistic politically driven plans like GP practices to open all week without giving them any extra resources, we need a radical programme of reform which creates a sustainable, modern and flexible service that enables GPs to care for the public.

‘It is time for the government to begin listening to GPs and patients and build a modern general practice that meets the incredibly challenges facing our health service in England.’

Chaand Nagpaul, former Chair of the BMA General Practitioners Committee


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