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Two thirds of GPs practising more defensively amid fears of 'compensation culture'


I have been in General Practice since 1988. Lately, the PCTs have been taking up some really frivolous of complaints. I had a complaint against me because I refused to provide a sick note for two weeks to a patient who had a cold. Another patient complained because I asked him not to attend the Accidents and Emergency to have his blood pressure taken- The practice had offered him same day appointments for this service. Yet he chose to attend the casualty on a monthly basis to have his BP checked. This is the frustrating issue. It will be impossible to deliver if the PCTs expect take up such complaints.

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21 Jan 2013

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