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.
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