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The staffing model for primary care is changing.

Published: 27 February, 2019

The Health Foundation has published its third annual report of NHS workforce and notes changes in staff working in General Practice:

“While there has been continued growth in the number of hospital-based doctors, the number of GPs has fallen. The staffing model for primary care is changing. The FTE number of GPs (excluding locums and trainees) has fallen by 1.6% in the year to September 2018. The mix of staff working in general practice is changing – over the past year, the number of nurses and other direct patient care staff working in general practice has been expanding. There has been a small but notable increase in the number of general-practice-based pharmacists and advanced practice nurses….”

A critical moment: NHS staffing, trends, retention and attrition. Health Foundation, February 2019

Last updated: 25 March, 2019

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