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NHS Patients Are Finding It ‘Too Difficult’ to Book GP Appointments

A doctor's surgery in Brighton, UK. 

A doctor's surgery in Brighton, UK. 

Photographer: GLun Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Patients are putting off booking GP appointments because they find it too difficult, according to new NHS data, which shows declining satisfaction with family doctors.

Some 72% of patients in England said they had had a good experience of their GP practice early in 2022, down from 83% the previous year and 82% in 2020.