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GPs: Why Can’t I Get an Appointment?

Across Britain, it's getting harder than ever to book a GP appointment as local practices close due to a huge shortage of doctors. Will the government's new plan help?

Across Britain, it's getting harder than ever to book a GP appointment. As more of us live longer and have chronic conditions, demand is escalating, but there's a huge shortage of doctors. Local practices are struggling to cope and many are being forced to close as more doctors quit, unable to deal with the pressure. Panorama films with doctors and patients on the frontline and reveals that many GPs think the crisis is putting lives at risk. Will the government’s new plan help matters or is it just going to get worse?

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29 minutes

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Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Adam Wishart
Editor Rachel Jupp
Executive Producer Diana Martin

Broadcasts

  • Wed 8 May 2019 19:30
  • Wed 8 May 2019 23:35
  • Sat 11 May 2019 00:45