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Patients treated at practices with high GP turnover have worse outcomes, finds study

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.p177 (Published 24 January 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p177
  1. Adele Waters
  1. The BMJ

Patients treated at practices in England that have a high turnover of GPs are more likely to have to attend hospital in an emergency and are less likely to get same day appointments or to see their preferred GP, a study has found.

Researchers from the University of Manchester analysed more than 7500 English practices each year from 2007 to 2019 (annual average 7526) and found that 6% had a high turnover of GPs, defined as more than 10% of GPs (full time equivalent) leaving the practice each year over three consecutive years. The number of practices affected has also increased over time, from 2.7% in 2009 (with a …

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