21 Jun 2024

Over 80% of locum GPs in England are struggling to find work

Health and Social Care Editor

Matt Frei: Trying to get a GP appointment is a formidable challenge –  there’s often nothing available for weeks on end and it’s a struggle to get through on the phone.

Yet more than 80 per cent of locum GPs in England can’t find work in surgeries – according to a survey by the British Medical Association. They spoke to more than 1,800 locums – and almost a third of them said they were leaving the NHS. So why is there no work for them?