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GPs should have right to contact consultants directly, Government review finds


As a consultandt I often find is very useful to talk to GP colleagues. I'd be happy to expand this service, but clearly it should be properly costed and funded, I would agree this could save patient's time. Equally, it can be very challenging for us to try and phone a general practice. We have no dedicated phone lines, so we get put in the patient queue and fobbed off by stroppy receptionists, or find the surgery is shut from 11am, or all the GPs are too important to come to the phone. We are all busy clinicians, who could be more flexible in dealing with each other

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29 Jan 2013

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