Many GP surgeries 'unfit for purpose'

Patients are not getting the care they need as many GP surgeries are "unfit for purpose", according to the British Medical Association (BMA).

Crumbling surgery buildings are preventing patients getting access to the services they need "undermining" care, the union said.

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Some GPs were having to share consultant rooms in order to see patients, the BMA said. Credit: PA

One of Britain's top GPs, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, warned many surgeries had seen "no real investment" over the last 10 years.

Dr Nagpaul, chair of the BMA's general practitioners committee, said: "Far too many practices have seen no real investment in their buildings in the past ten years, leaving them in cramped, unsuitable conditions that are hindering the ability of many to even offer basic general practice services.

"Practices also reported being prevented from relocating to more suitable premises because of a lack of resources."

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Many GP surgeries 'undermining' care with outdated facilities

Many GP surgeries are "undermining" the care provided by doctors, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned. Top GP Dr Chaand Nagpaul expressed concerns patients were unable to access basic services because of poor surgery facilities.