GPs’ demand for daily patient limit raises fears over access to healthcare | News

GPs have demanded limits on their workload including how many patients they see per day, in a move that they admit could further restrict patient access.

Family doctors attending a conference of local medical committees (LMCs), which informs the British Medical Association’s negotiating position with the NHS, said that the current situation was not safe for patients.

There are widespread complaints from patients that they struggle to access GP services, while GPs say that there are simply not enough doctors to keep pace with demand.

A motion, which passed by 70 per cent, said that the BMA should renegotiate the NHS contract to include “workload limits in order to protect all general practice staff and patients”.

Doctors said that this could include measures such as

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