Nearly a third of GP partners in England have been unable to fill staff vacancies during the past 12 months | BMA
Thirty-one per cent of partners responding to the association’s GP survey admitted they had had to put up with vacancies, having not been able to recruit over the year-long period.
The survey also found that one in five partners reported their practice taking between three to six months to appoint staff to a vacant posts, while only one in eight said they had had no gaps to fill.
Areas with the highest levels of unfilled vacancies include the west midlands and east of England, each at 35 per cent reporting, and the east midlands at 34 per cent.
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