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Four myths about GPs' role in the A&E crisis


We GPs in NI see 90% of all face to face NHS consultations on 6% !!!! of the budget. Of course they want us to see 100% - it would only cost 6.67% of the current budget. Joking aside , how much do these people want? We already see patients 6.9 times a year for £ 59. Actually, 25 % of my daily appointments is people waiting fro secondary care experiencing problems that should have been dealt with long ago. To add insult to injury 5% of my consultations are people who should be at A+E but aren't because of having to wait 12 hours. To be blunt, they can blame away. They are not getting any more for 6%. In fact, they may have to pay a lot more in the future if we find our testicles, which the spineless GPC may eventually do, for they know GP land is on the brink of disappearing.

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27 Feb 2015

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