GPs are attempting to deal with up to 3,000 patients each, amid worsening staff shortages, according to new analysis.
The research shows that the number of patients per GP has risen sharply, as rising numbers of doctors reduce their hours, or opt for early retirement.
Daisy Cooper, spokeswoman for Liberal Democrat Health and Social Care, said:
“This ever-worsening GP shortage is having a terrible human cost, as people face delayed or missed diagnoses and A&Es fill up with desperate patients looking for treatment."
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Source: Telegraph, 14 February