GP services on the verge of collapse, warns Shropshire doctor

GP services on the edge of collapse, alerts Shropshire physician

Dr Mary McCarthy, a GP at Belvidere Medical Practice in Shrewsbury, expressed her concerns following concerns raised by Helen Stokes-Lampard, chairwoman of the Royal College of GPs Council. Dr Stokes-Lampard said general practice was “skating on thin ice” amid warnings clients might face a wait of more than a month for a consultation throughout the winter season. Some people wait weeks to see a physician, with potentially serious outcomes, Dr Stokes-Lampard stated. She said the situation was getting worse since the service is “stretched even more very finely than ever” due to an absence of financing over the last 10 years. However, NHS England said GPs would be getting additional funding to extend services. Dr McCarthy stated: “As I have said consistently over the last 2 years GPs in the UK have been consisten …

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