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Health secretary must “confront reality,” BMA says after meeting about abuse of GPs

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 27 September 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2361
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

England’s health secretary must “confront the reality” facing NHS primary care, including the unsustainable workload, poor practice premises, the huge care backlog, and the transfer of work from secondary care, the BMA has said.

The call came after Sajid Javid met the BMA General Practitioners Committee chair, Richard Vautrey, on 23 September to discuss the growing incidence of abuse of GPs and the increased support that primary …

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