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'The GPs who don't even know your name'? These patients would beg to differ...


As a new salaried GP in a practice, I have every intention of getting to know my patients (including their names!) , but with over 8000 people registered there, and the realistic possibility that I could be seeing up to 200 of them per week at 10-minute intervals, it's very likely that it could take me some time! Please, Anne Bedish, there are some if us who share the same values as you, and who strive to deliver high-quality, personal care to their patients; but it is vital that patients such as yourself give young doctors such as myself a chance. We all have to start somewhere, and if GP-bashing media, government and patients don't have their way and replace us all with faceless conglomerates, in 20 years time, when we've learnt all your names and know your life-stories, it'll be us you won't want to let go of !

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22 May 2013

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