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GPs in Crisis

£112.00 a year

What can you buy?.....

Less than 2 months coffee on your way to work

Less than 2 tanks of fuel for an average x4x4 vehicle

Less than a meal out for 4 adults

OR

1 year of funding per patient for this average GP surgery

Yes… £112.00

What do you get for £112.00?

As many consultations with a GP/practice nurse/HCA/phlebotomist as you need

Prescriptions organised, signed and a delivery service

Blood tests plus other tests as needed such as ECG’s/spirometry/24 hour blood pressure

Ear syringing/cryotherapy that the practice directly funds

Hospital referrals

Pre hospital care and Post hospital care

Home visits

We use this money to:

Pay for premises - the building maintenance and upkeep, inside and out plus grounds

Pay doctors and nurses

Pay reception, admin and dispensary staff

Pay electricity, gas, phone bills, stationary and stamps

Buy and maintain surgery equipment and drugs

Pay for Government CQC inspections

Pay for accountancy, legal advice

Pay for professional insurance, which is increasing year on year

It’s not much, is it?

Currently 9% of the NHS budget is given to GP’s to see 90% of the population

Our funding has fallen by nearly 1/3 in 5 years

Without better funding….WE CANNOT CONTINUE

There is a GP state of emergency

What can you do to help?

Please don’t waste appointments

If you can’t make your appointment – cancel in good time

Think about if you really need an appointment? 

Order your prescriptions in good time – rather than at the last minute

Only request a home visit if you are genuinely housebound

Contact your MP – tell them how much you value your GP surgery

This practice, along with the NHS is under significant pressure. We are seeing more patients than ever before even though our practice list has remained stable. Between 2010 and 2015 the amount of consultations went up by 1/3. We cannot sustain this demand. We are all living longer with more complex heath requirements and expectations so the situation is only going to get much worse. Over recent years the investment in general practice has reduced, whilst at the same time the workload for all our team, is rising dramatically. The pressure and stress on our GP’s is increasing and as GP’s retire and junior doctors would rather work overseas, there is a huge shortfall for the NHS.

We all want the NHS to continue….please help us, work with us and use the NHS responsibly.

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