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Two-week wait for GP appointments to become the norm in many practices 'within a year'

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The system is collapsing in front of our eyes. We as a medical profession have a large degree of responsibility. You cannot have huge expansion in the number of doctors, without huge costs. and when those dr's are increasingly clock watchers and want to clock in and out this is destructive. this is now prevalent in and out of GP and hospital medicine. Yet the RCGP response is to have more dr's. Wrong , we need those who are trained at great expense to actually work full time or near full time. we need to promote continuity of care. those who are lucky to have full time GP's should look after them - they are increasingly rare. Those who moan at Partners fail to realize, once this groups disappear we will be left with fragmented services with private companies choosing to work in very selective ways

Posted date

20 May 2014

Posted time

3:20pm

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