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BMA chair predicts “bleak” future for Scotland’s GPs without more investment

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 14 August 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p1879
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

GPs in Scotland have issued an urgent plea for help, and most say that their practices are not sustainable in the long term.

A survey carried out by BMA Scotland also found that a quarter of GPs were considering leaving their practices in the next two years, as workload pressures meant that 43% reported no realistic prospect of meeting patients’ demands in the near future.

The situation was described as bleak by Andrew Buist, who chairs the BMA’s Scottish General Practitioners Committee. …

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