THE GUARDIAN: Two in five GPs in England intend to quit within five years – survey

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Two out of every five GPs intend to quit within the next five years – the largest proportion on record, government-funded research shows.

A survey of 2,195 GPs in England undertaken in late 2017 found that 39% were likely to leave “direct patient care” by 2022. That compares to 19.4% in 2005 and 35.3% in 2015.

Period31 May 2018

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