No GP: coming soon to a town near you

No GP: coming soon  to a town near you

A care-in-the-community healthcare model won’t work if family doctors aren’t getting what they need

General practice has, for many years, been the star performer in the health service when it comes to access. Unlike the case of hospital appointments or emergency department visits, patients could access a GP appointment with relative ease.

Those days are now over. Last weekend, this newspaper highlighted how GP surgeries across the country had closed their doors to new patients.

People returning home from abroad, and others who are relocating, are being forced into...

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