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


Una Coales - just so nice to hear someone speak out. But there is a clique in there that stops the majority view. I know, I have been there. GP list size has to go. It is outdated. It used to be 20 appointments at 5 minutes in the whole day, followed by interminal on call. Now it is 40+ at 10 minutes on an upward spiral to 50+ 15 minutes and so on. ICS gives us some freedom, but list sizes do not reflect workloads. If we retain NHS ICS status, bad as it is, we have to go to a numbered appointment system. Or we resign. Our take home pay [ worked out by my accountant ] is now, on average, £ 3.00 here in NI. It is time to resign. The Eire model is readymade and easy to copy. GPC, please ballot. If we stay in the NHS, at least it the majority and not the GPC decision.

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01 May 2014

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