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Practice makes GPs redundant because of “new ways of working”

BMJ 2024; 384 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.q73 (Published 11 January 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;384:q73
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

A general practice in Surrey has made three of its salaried doctors redundant, citing its greater use of virtual appointments and additional support staff.

The Glenlyn Medical Centre, which serves a patient list of 19 000, invited all 11 of its GPs to apply for voluntary redundancy in December. Out of this process three doctors will leave the surgery at the end of March.

In an update on 8 January the practice’s managing director, Joe Todd, wrote, “Following a number of recent improvements and the introduction of new ways of working, we have identified a need to make some changes to our practice team.

“As we …

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