Monday, 25 February 2019

Shropshire doctor covers home visits for 500,000 patients in a crisis for out-of-hours NHS care

Shropshire doctor covers home visits for 500,000 patients in a crisis for out-of-hours NHS care A single GP is having to cover night-time home visits for a population of half a million.

In a stark illustration of the crisis in out-of-hours care, the doctor is solely responsible for an area of 1,346 square miles.

Ten years ago, eight GPs shared the workload in Shropshire. The situation is blamed on lack of cash and a shortage of GPs prepared to carry out unsocial hours. The Daily Mail

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