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Third of GPs 'planning to leave NHS'

One in three GPs is planning to leave the NHS in the next five years, a survey suggests.

The survey of 576 doctors for Pulse magazine found GPs under strain, with 46 per cent saying they suffer stress, 19 per cent anxiety and 7 per cent depression. Of the entire sample, 35 per cent are planning on leaving or will retire in the next five years.