England's busiest GP surgeries REVEALED in interactive map so how does YOURS fare?

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2023-06-09 13:04:33  • 11 mins

Three-quarters of GP surgeries are breaching safety limits, MailOnline can reveal today.

Health chiefs say patient-doctor ratios should never exceed 1,800.

Yet our analysis laying bare England's busiest practices shows one is dealing with more than 46,000 patients for every full-time, fully-qualified GP.

This is up to 489 times more than at the country's quietest surgeries, where 94patients on average are competing for one doctor.

In total, 4,843 of England's 6,400-plus GP surgeries (75.8 per cent) exceed the threshold. Readers can today see the ratio at their own practice by using our interactive map.

The analysis does not include locum GPs, nurses or other patient facing clinical roles including health care assistants and trainee GP assistants.

But top experts today claimed MailOnline's probe illustrates how general practice is an 'elastic band stretched to breaking point', with the system hamstrung by 'more and more patients and fewer and fewer doctors'.

Dennis Reed, of senior citizens' group Silver Voices, said: 'It's not surprising that it's almost impossible to see a GP in many parts of the country.

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