GPs 'to turn away patients 50 million times in 2015'

GP surgeries in England will turn away patients over 50 million times next year as practices become increasingly overstretched, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has warned.

Doctors' leaders said the figures were a "shocking indictment" of the system and warned the situation was only likely to get worse unless investment was increased.

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Overstretched GP services 'will only get worse'

The crisis brewing in GP services from chronic under investment "will only get worse," according to Good Morning Britain's resident health expert.

Dr Hilary Jones, who is himself a GP, said overstretched services were the result of higher patient demand, an ageing population, and a lack of GPs all contributed to the crisis.

His comments come as the Royal College of General Practitioners warned GP surgeries in England will turn away patients over 50 million times next year as practices become increasingly overstretched.

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