Most patients who want to see their own GP can no longer get an appointment with them, according to new figures suggesting the days of the family doctor are over. The statistics show record numbers of patients struggling to even get through on the telephone, and increasingly long waits for an appointment. For the first time, the majority of patients who wanted to see a particular doctor were unable to do so, the survey of more than 770,000 patients shows. The research comes amid mounting evidence of a wider NHS crisis, with waiting lists reaching an all-time high.
Source: The Telegraph, 11 July 2019