Poor lose doctors as wealthy gain them, new figures reveal Number of GPs opting to work in deprived areas is falling, despite £20k ‘golden hellos’
Fewer GPs are choosing to work in poorer areas but more are joining surgeries that look after wealthier populations, new official figures reveal.
The exodus, uncovered by Labour MP Frank Field, is exacerbating the existing “under-doctoring” of deprived populations – the lack of family doctors in places where poorer people live.
We desperately need more GPs right across the country... People in deprived areas often need more access to GP services. Continue reading... The Guardian