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Thursday 27th October 2016

GPs under added pressure

18th October 2007

A snapshot survey on the impact of migration on public services has suggested that the recent flow of migrants from Eastern Europe has put pressure on GPs.

Drawn up by the Migration Impact Forum for the Home Office, the report found that while migrants were predominantly young and in good health, GPs in Sheffield and the East Midlands say they have added to their workload and have also had to use more interpreting services. In the East of England, North Lancashire and Scotland it emerged that migrants are using emergency care services instead of a GP.


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