So much for all the time we spent developing our communication skills and looking for non verbal cues as GP trainees! Bad enough that any semblance of continuity has disappeared from general practice. This ‘leading practice’ is leading General Practice over the cliff edge.
What idiot in NHS England received a handsome bonus for this ridiculous idea. Who in their right mind thinks that NHS111 is more capable of organising GP appts than the practice who actually know these patients. Will end in disaster and of course GPS will get the blame, as usual.
Dr Jane Mackrell
Park Lane Practice
Why is it that people like this 'one day a week GP' are continually given positions of influence, where they can spout total nonsense about current General Practice. One of the most important aspects of general practice is surely continuity of patient care ,and what sort of continuity is he providing one day a week?
What a shame that the consultant had to cancel his clinic to see his GP- it sounds like an exaggeration to me, as most GP's offer early morning appointments and evening appointments, which are outside hospital outpatient appointment times.
This ' very part-time' GP should not be allowed to influence the future of General Practice in England.
Don't try to tell hard working GPs what we should or should not be doing, when you have no intention of doing it yourself, Dr Geddes,