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GPs Respond To Survey

25 September, 2000

A survey undertaken by GP magazine indicates that half of Britain’s GPs would not rely on the NHS for their own family’s health, with a third of GPs using private health care to avoid long delays in treatment.

Only 59 per cent of GPs would recommend the NHS to a friend.

"GPs are the gatekeepers of the NHS. This survey indicates that they are not as confident in the health service as they were just a few years ago," said GP's news editor, Adele Waters.

She added: "We have carried stories suggesting GPs were not happy to rely on the NHS for their health care, but even we were surprised that as many as half were not satisfied. Ten years ago, I doubt whether we would have got the same findings."