GP shortages leave surgeries at breaking point

Credit: This story was first seen on the Huddersfield Daily Examiner

More than a quarter of practices in Yorkshire have been unable to fill GP vacancies, the Huddersfield Daily Examiner reports.

And with a fifth of Huddersfield GPs approaching retirement age local surgeries could become even more stretched.

According to a survey of GP practices by doctors’ union the BMA, more than one quarter of practices (27%) in Yorkshire had been unable to recruit new GPs to fill their vacancies.

And it took 18% of practices up to six months to recruit a new GP.