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Letters Pressure on general practice in England

Time to put GPs first by investing in general practice

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4158 (Published 14 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4158
  1. Michael Craig Watson, trustee,
  2. John Lloyd, honorary vice president
  1. Institute of Health Promotion and Education, Welwyn AL6 0UD, UK
  1. mcwatson100{at}gmail.com

Iacobucci paints a bleak picture of working in general practice, particularly in deprived areas.1 But his assessment is supported by research and reports over several years emphasising the crisis.234 We know the GP workforce faces major challenges, but we disagree that these are insurmountable—urgent action is required. …

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