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Number of GP consultations rises by 10% in two years, analysis finds

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 17 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6180
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

General practices in England saw an increase of almost 10% in the number of consultations over the past two years, a new analysis has found.

The data from 202 general practices (around 2.5% of all practices in England) was collected by health think tank the King’s Fund, which incorporated an analysis of demand and activity in general practice into its quarterly monitoring report for the first time.

The latest report, covering July to September 2016, found that rises in demand for services across the board were causing the NHS to head into winter with its finances under pressure and performance against several key indicators at its worst for more than a …

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