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GPs in deprived areas face severest pressures, analysis shows

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 08 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2104
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

General practices in deprived areas are being disproportionately affected by “a mounting cycle of pressures” driven by workforce shortages and higher patient volumes, the Health Foundation has found.1

Its analysis concluded that GPs in the most deprived areas faced a higher workload, which was increasing the inequality in healthcare provision.

Meanwhile, a separate analysis by the Nuffield Trust for BBC Two revealed that the number of GPs for each 100 000 people in the UK fell from nearly 65 in 2014 to 60 in 2018, the biggest consecutive fall since the …

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