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GPs set to face flurry of requests from schools under new legislation


For those who read this and feel that the responses are just GPs wanting more money then please think again. For anon 2.47 you do seem quite poorly informed and probably a tad ignorant. The issue is time and man power. If we see 40 patients a day. I am sure 10 will be children, 10 will be over 75, several will be at risk of admission all of which are, we are told, in need of a care plan. Each care plan takes at least 30 mins to write so that is an extra 10-12 hours of work produced on top of referrals and incoming mail. One of the political promises was of a reduction in paperwork but I see no evidence of a reduction in the relentless and utterly useless paperwork. So in response to anon 2.47, when would you like me to write these reports? and please tell who in school with have the time to read them and find them useful? plus provide me with some clear evidence that they help the child in question.

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11 Aug 2014

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