As readers can see, from a number of posts over the last 2 years, this is not new or without warning…. Rationing by undercapacity over many years is a temptation resulting from the politicisation of health, and the recurrent 5 year electoral first past the post cycles…. How sad that throughout my career, in my own practice, several children are rejected from British Medical Schools every year, even though capable.
Dr Paul Myers, chair of the Royal College of GPs in Wales, said the problem is ‘really serious’ and that the system needs greater investment
The Royal College of GPs in Wales has launched a petition to send to all surgeries across Wales.
The GP profession in Wales is at risk of crumbling in just five years unless greater investment is put into the system, a leading doctor has warned.
Dr Paul Myers, chair of the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) in Wales, said issues with workforce and recruitment as well as increasing workloads for GPs meant morale was at rock bottom and some practices were facing closure.
He warned that unless there was a increase in NHS funding for the profession from 7.8% to 11%, general practice in Wales could fall apart in a matter of years…..