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General practice may not survive in Scotland, doctors warn

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3368 (Published 16 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3368
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

GPs will be encouraged to come out of retirement and to work as locums, as part of a package of measures designed to tackle GP recruitment problems in Scotland.

The latest primary care workforce survey showed that the number of GPs working in Scotland fell by over 2% from 2013 to 2015 and that a fifth of practices had vacancies.1 Half of these vacancies had been open for six …

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