Surgeries shut as stressed doctors see 45 patients a day in 'Uberisation of GPs' The British Medical Association warned doctors are so overburdened that every GP practice would have to close its list to new patients due to safety fears Wiltshire care home staff continue working with CovidSomerset Council said the rise in Covid was causing staff shortages in schools and care homes. GPs have just 'three minutes' to deal with each issue as staff shortages biteThe Royal College of GPs warned a Parliamentary committee the average consultation length is 9.8 minutes - and "the average number of problems is just about three" Patients going private for cataract and hip operationsA rising number of patients are turning to private healthcare to avoid spending years on an NHS waiting list. GPs buckling under the strain as they support patients stuck on NHS waiting listGPs are spending more time caring for patients waiting for hospital care amid record backlog. More than 1,000 NHS staff off with Covid in DevonAbout 230 people are in hospital with coronavirus in the county, but "very few" need intensive care. 'Abysmal failure' to communicate changes to general practice in Scotland, MSPs toldThere has been an “abysmal failure” to communicate changes in routes of access to primary care to patients in Scotland, MSPs have been told. NHS Lanarkshire beyond maximum capacity as hospitals face 'relentless pressure"All three hospitals in NHS Lanarkshire are working beyond maximum capacity as the health board faces “relentless pressure”.