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Ten-minute consultations 'must go', says NHS England director


You can't have longer consults without more resources! This is a joke. 10 minutes isn't a 'limit', it never has been, just some sort of spurious guideline to enable appointment lists to be conveniently constructed. If everyone in my practice got a 15 min appointment, we would be fully booked by five past 8. I would then have to instruct my receptionists to divert more and more patients to a/e and the local walk in centre - which I would be happy to do! Patients need what they need, whether it's 2 minutes or 30 minutes, you just have to let them get on with it. Those with unmanageable lists of problems can be asked to rebook and I will do the rest next time. This is just more madness from more idiots who are not GPs.

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01 May 2014

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