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The abolition of practice boundaries is complete twaddle

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I agree with the general drift of the article. However, oddly, I didn't mind doing 2-3 visits a day. They were generally reasonable (in recent years*) and broke up the day a bit. 2 things that helped me:- 1. I went for a pee at the end of surgery 2. We got a VPN system so we could log on to the surgery computer form home. BRILL! Because this meant I could do "paperwork" as we still called it, on the kitchen table at HOME, at a time that suited me. Also I would write up the visits then. This had the added advantage that one was not continually interrupted by staff members knocking on the door to sign prescriptions or deal with all the endless minor items that they would dump on one if one were there. * 15 years ago they weren't. They were generated by the generation who were young adults in the early days of the NHS whose response to almost any illness was "call out the doctor". I used to rarely do less than 5 a day. 8-10 on Mondays and my record, for a weekday, was 21 AND 2 full surgeries. (About 25 years ago on a winter day.) However, there were far less phone calls.

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30 Oct 2014

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8:15am

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