• By ICR Secretariat
  • Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019

GP pressure: Numbers show first sustained drop for 50 years

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48191438

The NHS is seeing the first sustained fall in GP numbers in the UK for 50 years, the BBC can reveal.

An analysis by the Nuffield Trust think tank for the BBC shows the number of GPs per 100,000 people has fallen from nearly 65 in 2014 to 60 last year.

The last time numbers fell like this was in the late 1960s and it comes at a time when the population is ageing and demands on GPs are rising.