Many patients don’t even know who their GP is, or if they have one. With NHS reform, what does this mean for the future of GPs?
Author: Peter Livesey
Peter Gerard Livesey MD MBChB DObstRCOG Qualified 1968 Medical Registrar Leeds General Infirmary 1969-72 Welcome Trust Research Fellow Munich 172-73 GP Canterbury 1975- 2004 Course Organiser East Kent GP Training Scheme Regional Advisor in GP to SE Thames GP Sub-Dean the Guys Kings and St Thomas’s Hospitals Senior Lecturer Universities of Kent and London Author: Partners in Care Heinemann Medical The GP Consultation Butterworth Heinemann 1995 –present Canterbury Watercolour Artist Treasurer of East Kent Art Society
Successive governments have implemented change upon change, in every area of the NHS, in an effort to make it more cost effective
GPs in their 50s want to retire early and young GPs no longer wish to become partners. A&E departments are fed up with seeing patients who should be with their GPs,