GPC member and Coventry LMC representative Dr Grant Ingrams told the crisis meeting in London today he was leaving his practice as a result of the crisis affecting general practice.
Dr Ingrams told GPonline he took the decision 'with a very heavy heart'.
But, he said, pressures on the service meant he was left thinking: 'I've got to go. Because I can no longer provide a service to patients and it's affecting my health. I need to be out of there.'
General practice had been 'starved of investment', Dr Ingrams said, and now faced a 'triple whammy' of workload, workforce and funding crises.
'Patients are really getting a poor service now,' he added.
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