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El número de médicos de cabecera a tiempo completo en Inglaterra cae un CUARTO en cinco años

THE number of NHS GPs working full-time in England has fallen by a quarter in five years.

Un total de 8,207 family doctors clock up 37.5 hours or more — against 10,740 en junio 2017.

The proportion of GPs in England working at local surgeries has fallen to the lowest level since records began

The proportion of GPs in England working at local surgeries has fallen to the lowest level since records beganCrédito: Alamy

It means just a quarter of GPs now work full-time, compared with a third five years ago.

In the same period, the proportion working 15 para 37.5 hours a week has risen from about six in ten to seven in ten.

The number of GPs in England is down by four per cent from 27,912 en 2017 para 26,859 el mes pasado, the NHS data shows.

Their age profile is also changing, with a growing proportion of doctors in their 40s or over 60.

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Younger GPs are said to be going abroad for better pay and conditions and older ones retiring early.

It comes amid growing patient frustration over getting an appointment.