General practice needs rescue package to prevent burnout and preserve care, warns RCGPBMJ 2021; 374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1913 (Published 29 July 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n1913
- Elisabeth Mahase
- The BMJ
General practice is at “breaking point” and needs an emergency rescue package to ensure that staff are supported and that patients receive the care they need, the Royal College of General Practitioners has said.
The college’s chair, Martin Marshall, said that even before the pandemic the job of GPs was “largely undoable” but that covid-19 had led to “unsustainable” workloads, with an estimated 14 000 GPs expected to leave frontline patient care in the next five years.
The college has produced a five point plan to save general practice and prevent GPs and other members …