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DR CALDER AND THE TEAM ARE WORKING UNDER VERY CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES TO PROVIDE A PATIENT CENTRED SERVICE AND YOUR PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
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FROM THE 1ST NOVEMBER 2015 WEST END SURGERY WILL NO LONGER BE OFFERING ‘ON THE DAY APPOINTMENTS’
ALL DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS WILL BE PRE BOOKABLE
REQUESTS FOR URGENT OR EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS WILL BE DEALT WITH IN THE SAME WAY AS THEY ARE NOW AND WILL BE PASSED TO THE ON CALL DOCTOR FOR TRIAGE
'The number of vacancies for GPs has risen by almost 50 per cent in one year, sparking fears that a national shortage of doctors is worse than was feared.
New figures show that almost one in ten posts for GP partners are now unfilled, a figure which has quadrupled in just four years.
Family doctors said increasing numbers were taking early retirement or considering emigration because they felt overworked and unable to cope with the extra demand from an ageing population.
The figures from a survey of 458 GP practices in England show that in 2011, there were vacancy rates of 2.1 per cent, rising to 6.4 per cent by last year, and now to 9.1 per cent.
One in five practices said it had taken them at least a year to fill vacancies.
Separate figures show one third of training places for new GP's in the August just gone, are currently unfilled.
A BBC poll early on in the year found most GP's plan to take early retirement, with just 6 per cent committing themselves to working until the age of 65.
Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, from the British Medical Associations GP education and training subcommittee said: There are not enough new doctors becoming GPs, too many older GPs retiring and those of us who are left are overworked and underpaid.
Dr Imogen Bloor said she had closed her GP practice in Islington, north London, because it was impossible to recruit. She said: We have tried our utmost to find a way of continuing to provide high-quality care for our patients, but we feel unable to take the practice forward.
Rachael Addicott, Senior Research Fellow at The King s Fund said: The workforce is a key asset for the NHS and is pivotal in meeting the health needs of current and future patients. We need the right people in the right place, able to adapt their skills to changing demographics and work together to support new models of care. However the trends we are seeing are moving in the opposite direction."
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