More than 80% of GPs believe that patients are being put at risk when they come into their surgery for an appointment, a new survey shows.
A poll of 1,395 GPs found only 13% said their practice was safe for patients all the time. Meanwhile, 85% expressed concerns about patient safety, with 2% saying patients were “rarely” safe, 22% saying they were safe “some of the time” and 61% saying they were safe “most of the time”.
Asked if they thought the risk to patient safety was increasing in their surgery, 70% said it was.
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