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How I help singlehanded practices to offer female GP option

Dr Samina Bashir is helping four singlehanded practices offer patients access to a female doctor and longer appointments.

She is one of three salaried GPs employed by Bradford City PCT. Around 30 per cent

of its practices are singlehanded, well above the national average.

Dr Bashir, who chose the salaried scheme as her first job, said she saw many elderly female patients with problems such as incontinence.

'I see male patients as well as female, but the elderly women find it hard to speak to a male GP about incontinence,' she said.

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