Shortfall in hospital doctors causing devastating problems Anyone who’s tried to get an appointment with their GP lately will know there aren’t enough family doctors to go round.
The average wait to see a GP is now 13 days, according to a survey by Pulse, the GP magazine, and last week the NHS announced it will recruit an extra 2,000 GPs from overseas to help make up the shortfall.
But it’s not only GPs who are thin on the ground. Many vital specialties, including paediatrics, emergency medicine and mental health, are struggling with severe staff shortages. The Daily Mail