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Patients must 'not be forced to choose between access and continuity of care', says RCGP


Gosh Salaried 10:42, I'm sorry you are so disillusioned with general practice. I've been in my practice for only 5 years but I have host of patients that would wait to see me, sometimes even when they really shouldn't. When I suggested they should see someone else if they are ill and I'm unavailable, their answer is - but doctor, you know me well, you know my history and I TRUST YOU. This has to be the cornerstone of general practice. Having said that, RCGP needs to be honest - I can't work 24/7, 365/year. If access it to be increased, it means more doctors. More doctors usually means loss of continuity of care as patients will end s seeing available doctor, rather then one they want to see. RCGP membership cancelled!

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03 Mar 2015

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