There are almost daily reports in the media of the NHS struggling to meet the ever-increasing demand for healthcare. General practice is no exception, particularly as the number of GPs working in the NHS has declined significantly over the last 10 years. KAMP provided over 100,000 appointments in the last year (about 6 appointments for every person registered with us), but we still cannot keep up with demand. The concern is that the practice is being overwhelmed by the numbers of people seeking help and that patient safety will be put at risk.
The partners of KAMP wish to reassure all those registered with our practice that we are constantly looking at ways to provide patient care in a safe and efficient manner, ever more so during the current challenging period. We recognise that many of you are very supportive of our wonderful staff and we are very grateful for your understanding in these challenging times.
You can help by visiting NHS 111 online, which advises people where best to seek help for health concerns, before you call your GP. You can dial 111 for the same service if you do not have access to the internet.