How does 24/7 GP help?
Oversubscribed GP surgeries, high demand and no GP availability. Many people struggle to get access to a GP appointment at their local NHS general practice, meaning they have to rely on walk-in centres and Accident and Emergency departments. All of this puts a phenomenal strain on other NHS services, causes unnecessary distress to the person involved and extends the time they are away from work.
Long staff absences negatively impact the whole team, putting them under strain as they scramble to cover the missing staff member’s workload. Long term, this can lead to poor morale, reduced productivity and poor outcomes for clients.