British Medical Association
Urban GPs with large patient lists are among those most likely to give patients phone consultations instead of face-to-face appointments, analysis by The Ferret has found.
GPs and professional bodies want primary health care infrastructure, including GP surgeries, to be partly funded by housing developers.
GPs said they were being forced to work at “unsafe levels” with duty doctors in average practices clocking up to 75 appointments in one day.
Growing patient lists and unsafe working: patients and doctors speak out from the front lines of primary care
Amid rising concerns over heavy patient lists and unsafe work conditions in primary care, patients and doctors share their experiences of a system under strain.
Surgical gloves used in hospitals across Scotland are made in factories where forced labour, long hours and “union-busting” have been reported.