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Buckman: Practices won't have time to take on DESs

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Having read the full "consultation document" I do wonder where I am to find time in my 12 minute consultations for the patients' agenda. Ticking the boxes, doing the QOF and asking late middle age patients if they are going doolally will take up most of that time. Is the government aware of this and do they really want a patient-centred NHS as they claim? Would I pass the Friends and Family test if I insisted on doing a MMSE on a gentleman of retiring age who came in with gout? Let's campaign for patient-centred general practice, with good continuity of care and try to help politicians to understand the long term good this will achieve.

Posted date

11 Jan 2013

Posted time

9:06am

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