The silver tsunami is happening now

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The silver tsunami is happening now

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Lucy O'Hagan

Retired GP in a cafe
The long-predicted wave of GP retirements is under way, and solutions could lie in new ways of thinking


Lucy O’Hagan finds a dearth of doctors when she tries to enrol at a local practice, and touts the idea of healthcare assistants to allow GPs to see more patients in their busy days

Of course, bring on the nurse practitioners and upskill the practice nurses, but they need help too Yesterday, I trotted along to enrol at my loc