Friday, 23 September 2016

NHS out-of-hours services being run without a single doctor with some turning to refugee medics to plug GP shortage

NHS out-of-hours services being run without a single doctor with some turning to refugee medics to plug GP shortage NHS out-of-hours services are being run without a single doctor in some parts of the country, as other practices turn to refugee medics to plug desperate shortages of GPs.

Experts said patients were being put at risk by a scarcity of family doctors, which could result in up to 600 practices closing their doors by 2020.

The growing crisis means parts of Yorkshire covering up to 300,000 patients have been left without any doctor to send out at night, an investigation found. The Daily Telegraph

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