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Government’s “neglect” of GP workforce has made services unsafe, conference hears

BMJ 2022; 379 doi: (Published 25 November 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;379:o2867
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

General practice in England is being “damaged and broken” through neglect and exploitation by the government, a conference of GP leaders has heard.

Representatives at the conference of England’s local medical committees (LMCs) in London on 24 November passed a motion calling for integrated care systems (ICSs) to be responsible for ensuring that the ratio of GPs to patients is sufficient to enable practices to provide safe care.

ICSs—the new regional commissioning bodies in England—should also be accountable for “local system operational failings” that arise from GP shortages, the …

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