The UK family doctor service is widely admired around the world for its equitable, cost effective and leading edge provision of locally accessible high quality care and doctors remain our most trusted professionals. However, the environment which GPs are striving to provide services in is increasingly challenging. An increased demand on general practice caused by demographic changes, more complex health needs, and some care moving out of hospitals is all contributing to unsustainable pressures on the service. These inter-related factors are having a worrying impact on how care is delivered to patients.
That is why the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee has launched a new campaign, Your GP cares, to highlight some of the pressing issues facing general practice. Our GP and practice team care about the current situation and want to work with patients and government to find solutions and provide a better service. The BMA is calling for long term, sustainable investment in GP services now to:
• Attract, retain and expand the number of GPs
• Expand the number of practice staff
• Improve the premises that GP services are provided from
Please watch the video below and show your support for the campaign: