8 signs that chronic disease is overwhelming GPs

GPs are seeing more patients with chronic disease and spending more time managing them, research shows.

The data comes from a study undertaken by practice software vendor MedicalDirector that looked at GP visits for chronic disease between 2010 and 2014.

Here are 8 key findings:

  1. The proportion of GP visits for chronic conditions has risen from 19% to 22%.
  2. Almost one in three patients now present with chronic conditions (up