THE CONVERSATION: NHS funding’s north-south divide: why the ‘sicker’ north gets less money

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Release date: 21/3/2018

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Primary care is in crisis. Funding of general practice has not risen in line with the ever increasing demands being placed upon it. Patients are less satisfied and recruitment and retention of GPs is a big problem. While I strongly advocate for more primary care funding, this needs to be done in an equitable manner, with resources going to the patients and areas that need them the most.

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TitleNHS funding’s north-south divide: why the ‘sicker’ north gets less money
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
Date21/03/18
DescriptionPrimary care is in crisis. Funding of general practice has not risen in line with the ever increasing demands being placed upon it. Patients are less satisfied and recruitment and retention of GPs is a big problem. While I strongly advocate for more primary care funding, this needs to be done in an equitable manner, with resources going to the patients and areas that need them the most.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/nhs-fundings-north-south-divide-why-the-sicker-north-gets-less-money-92969
PersonsPatrick Burch