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General practice

Spending on general practice in England has grown in the past four years, following a slight decline. We think that GPs’ workloads have risen faster than spending. That means they have had to find ways to work more efficiently: by pooling resources between practices, for example, and making more use of telephone consultations. But lengthening waits for appointments show that these strategies have not been enough to allow GPs to keep up with rising demand.