Chronic shortage of family doctors leaves NHS in crisis as some GPs are found to be responsible for 9,000 patients each

Source: Daily Mail

The NHS is facing a crisis as a chronic shortage of family doctors has left some overworked GPs responsible for a staggering 9,000 patients, according to official figures.

More than one million people were registered with a GP who served more than 3,000 patients, the figures show, which is nearly twice the 1,600 patients on an average list.

Now leading doctors have warned that the government’s planned reforms of the healthcare system, led by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley, risk making the problem worse.

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