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England short of 970 GPs

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:243
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    A survey by the British Medical Association has revealed that 3.4% of general practitioner posts in England have been vacant for three months or more, representing a shortage of 970 GPs. A total of 14 trusts have three month vacancy rates that are more than double the national average.

    The BMA survey of 89 primary care trusts in England showed that the highest vacancy rates for GPs were in Greenwich primary care trust (south east London), with a three month …

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