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It will take up to 31 years to deliver number of GPs promised by political parties, says RCGP

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2472 (Published 08 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2472
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

It will take between 20 and 31 years to achieve the number of extra GPs pledged by three political parties in the run up to the general election, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has said.

An analysis published by the RCGP showed that if current trends continue patients will have to wait until 2045 for the 8000 extra GPs promised by the Labour Party and the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in their manifestos. Patients will have …

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