Speaking on the topic of surgeries handing back to their contracts to the health board, Dr Charlotte Jones, Chair BMA's General Practice Committee, said:
"Surgeries handing back their contracts to the health board is a real time demonstration of how some general practices are at breaking point and see this as the only solution open to them. It is always very sad to hear of this, for both the practice team and patients registered with them.
"BMA Cymru Wales' GP Committee recently undertook a survey of GPs across Wales, in which 82.1% of those surveyed voiced serious concerns about the sustainability of their practice. This is extremely worrying and action needs to be taken urgently to support struggling practices.
"The Committee has produced a series of solutions in order to turn general practice around, these have been put to Welsh Government. Key areas that must be addressed urgently include recruitment, workload, finance, clusters and sustainability.”
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