Letters Is general practice in trouble?

Author’s reply to Vautrey

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7642 (Published 16 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7642
  1. John Appleby, chief economist1
  1. 1King’s Fund, London W1G 0AN, UK
  1. j.appleby{at}kingsfund.org.uk

As deputy chair of the BMA’s GP committee, Vautrey makes the case for a crisis in general practice.1 2 I would agree, but the data to support a “crisis” in general practice of a different order to the deep financial difficulties being experienced across all parts of the NHS in England seems arguable.

As Vautrey acknowledges, even …

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