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Patient access will suffer unless GP workforce crisis is reversed, says RCGP


'RCGP Chair Dr Maureen Baker said their analysis shows a looming crisis in patient access to GPs unless current trends are reversed.' It isn't looming, it's here. 50 patient contacts a day. How am I supposed to offer RCGP NICE QoF QiPP friendly consultations, be empathetic and then reflect for appraisal / revalidation in 10m and see all the patients in a timely manner. With 7/7 working around the corner it's only going to get worse. The college and the BMA need to tell the public they're getting short changes, not because they cannot have an appointment on Sunday at 1300 but because the GP cannot give their best because the government will not provide the resources for enough doctors. Oh and by the way there's no chance I'd be a GP if I had my time again and viewed this job as a career. It was a vocation with suitable professional reward (money and satisfaction) now its a miserly and a misery.

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03 Jan 2014

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