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'Named GP' plans thrown into disarray as minister suggests practices can devolve care coordination to district nurses

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I've seen a report that DNs in liverpool last year were seeing on average 3.5 patients a day and spent more time in their offices doing pointless paperwork than seeing patients. perhaps its time DNs did work for and as part of the GP team? might lead to huge productivity gains? similarly physios - my practice used to directly employ one in fundholding days she would often see 20+ patients a day - including offering a same day urgent service. the local physio service - as nice as the physios are rarely see more than 10 a day and loads of their days are now mandatory training, appraisals etc. Community trusts are one of the worst culprits for inefficient working practices. imho.

Posted date

30 Jan 2014

Posted time

12:01pm

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