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@ Anonymous | GP Partner15 Jan 2016 8:37pm Thanks for the lecture. If you hadn't realised I am not interested in these clichés even if there is some validity in them. I have been practising for over 15 years and can draw my own conclusions. So called continuity has many facets in General Practice including cosiness and cronyism which lead to GP compromise, favouritism, inequity and a lack of objectivity. It often means that patients keep seeing the same doctor in the practice because they like them, regardless of other expertise that other doctors have in the practice specific to their needs. Worst of all is the doctor dependency “continuity” brings which often suits certain patient and doctor types who end up meeting regularly and achieving little or nothing other than some sort of emotional fix. Yes, continuity for a particular episode of care has some benefits but on balance I can live without it thanks.

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