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Covid-19: “Exhausted” GPs need more support for future crises, says leader

BMJ 2021; 373 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1206 (Published 11 May 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;373:n1206
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The government must provide “real and meaningful support” to help general practice recover from the covid-19 pandemic and ensure it is better prepared for future crises, the UK’s GP leader has urged.

In a speech to GPs from across the four UK nations at the virtual annual conference of local medical committees on 11 May, Richard Vautrey, the chair of the BMA’s UK General Practitioners Committee, said that the past 14 months had tested “every GP team and individual like never before.”

He said, “It has been a hard and difficult time that has left many physically exhausted …

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