Special LMCs conference: Top GP explains why crisis has forced him to quit

A leading Midlands GP has told the special LMCs conference he is quitting his practice because he can no longer provide a proper service to patients.

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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