The leader of Britain's family doctors has warned that GP services are "under severe threat of extinction" because they cannot cope with the growing demand for care. Practices are forcing patients to endure long waits for appointments, and allowing them too little time with their GP, according to Dr Maureen Baker, who chairs the Royal College of GPs. Full story >>
Extinction is a situation in which a plant, an animal, a way of life, etc. stops existing. • A comet colliding with the earth may have caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.