DAUK’s GP team and GP collaborators have written a letter to the UK Health Secretary, on the urgent need for government action to stabilise primary care | via Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK)
In a letter to the new health secretary, GPs from DAUK and colleagues have warned that the decline in primary care capacity will put doctors and patients at risk.
The letter talks about GP wellbeing and says that, “This job is making us ill. We have entered a downward spiral whereby we can no longer meet the unrealistic demands placed upon us, and the descent down the spiral is accelerating as more find themselves having to leave the profession to preserve what remains of their health.”
The GP team warns that UK general practice could see the emergence of a ‘postcode lottery’. The letter suggests several potential solutions.