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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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'Reallocate resources for better patient care'

Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard from the Royal College of GPs has said a reallocation of resources would help provide a better service for patients.

She said money invested into primary was proven to reduce illness and the need for patients to go to hospital as much.

She told ITV News: "We are at a crisis point."

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