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How we freed up 10 hours of clinical time by re-organising our consulting rooms


I'm an engineer, soaked (sozzled?) in manufacturing so this is familiar territory. Interesting that you have an estimate of time saving - at least 5 minutes per day. We work in lots of practices but we never make an issue of 5S because, although it's not wrong, it barely scratches the surface of the real problems which GPs and their patients face. This is not going to cut the queue of people trying to see you every morning. But a different way of thinking, demand led, and a different model of consulting, largely remote, precisely addresses the main presenting problem for most practices. I might ask, why is NHSIQ bothering with this, when we have bags of evidence of what really works?

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02 Dec 2015

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