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BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 23 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7801

Young people have problems accessing GP services: People aged 18 to 34 are more than twice as likely as people aged 55 or over to go to a hospital emergency department or an NHS walk-in centre when they can’t see a GP, an analysis by the Citizens Advice Bureau has found.1 Fourteen per cent of people aged 18-34 but only 6% of those aged 55 or over were unable to get a GP appointment the last time they tried. Citizens Advice said that more needed to be done to ensure that young adults can access primary care.

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