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By 2025 a million more UK people will be living with life threatening conditions, warns royal college

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5246 (Published 01 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5246
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

One million more people in the United Kingdom will be living with multiple long term, life threatening conditions by 2025, an analysis by the Royal College of General Practitioners has found. This increase will cost general practice up to £1.2bn (€1.6bn; $1.8bn) a year, the college said.

Speaking at the college’s annual conference in Glasgow on Thursday, Maureen Baker, its chair, said that it was paradoxical that most NHS funding was spent on hospital care rather than general practice.

“We need an NHS that’s properly …

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