How I head off sicknote problems
Dr Paul Meadows says continuity of care is vital in allowing his patients to be confident in him, and for him to be sure of his treatment decisions.
But he warned that a Government drive to reduce primary care to 'hamburger medicine' was in danger of destroying the high-quality service GPs provide. He said: 'If you want a hamburger you can get one any time, but not a very good-quality product.
'If you want a better-quality meal you may find an item is unavailable that day sold out. There is a trade-off between quality and availability.'
Around 150 patients from Dr Meadows's practice in Bristol responded to the Great Pulse Patient Survey.