Put Patients First

 

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Patient care is being undermined by a growing crisis in general practice. GPs are struggling to cope with the rapid growth in the number of patients needing care. Yet the share of NHS resources spent on general practice is falling year on year and now more than 80% of GPs say they have insufficient resources to provide high quality patient care. Put patients first: Back general practice is our campaign to put an end to this crisis and safeguard patient care.

This image taken in a GP surgery in King Edwards Road, London, shows a female GP consulting with an elderly patient.

We are calling for a UK wide increase in the share of funding that goes into general practice from 8.4% to 11% of the NHS budget by 2017. This investment will transform care for patients and benefit the NHS as a whole by alleviating pressure on our hospitals and providing cost effective care closer to home.

For a detailed explanation of why this campaign is so important to patient care, read our Campaign Brief [PDF].

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