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A quarter of Scottish general practices report vacancies

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 05 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2723
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

Action is being demanded to tackle recruitment problems in general practice in Scotland, as a new survey shows that vacancies exist in at least one in four practices.

More than half of Scotland’s 963 practices took part in the survey, and 26% of responding practices reported at least one GP vacancy. Of the 171 unfilled posts that were reported, almost three quarters had been vacant for six months or more.

The survey, carried …

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