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Trial admin assistants and paramedics to reduce GP workload, says landmark review

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The report does contain some interesting data - for example, the increasing proportion of patient taking 5 or more drugs; and the decline in GPs as a percentage of all doctors in England. However, although there may be scope for some of the work of GPs to be carried out by non-medical groups - such as pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants and healthcare assistants - the report is less clear on how these groups could be trained in sufficient numbers to make a significant impact on primary care workload. The report is also unclear on how these non-medical professionals would be funded and employed.

Posted date

23 Jul 2015

Posted time

10:47am

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