The Put patients first: Back general practice campaign has been set up in response to the considerable challenges facing modern general practice. From overflowing waiting lists, to mountains of bureaucracy, to simply not enough GPs, the profession is battling on all fronts.
We are calling on the governments of the UK to increase funding for general practice from an historic low of 8.39% of the UK NHS budget back to its previous share of 11%. In order to meet the demands of a growing and ageing population, we have calculated that we need an additional 9540 GPs across the UK.
Read more about the crisis facing general practice, and the campaign in your area by clicking on the nation you live in below.