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NHS offers £45m for GPs to implement electronic consultations

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There are not enough hours in the day to cope with my current workload......opening the floodgates like this will finish me off I think......a couple of patients have managed to get hold of my email address and have emailed with all manner of trivia, at all hours of the day and night, including those that simply say "I need an appointment please can you arrange and let me know when it is" ( giving me a long list of dates and times that aren't convenient) In the last week I have had a patient worried about a single 2cm bruise on his arm because he couldn't remember banging it and had googled it might be leukaemia, a mum worried about the fact her toddler had green snot, a man with a single episode of diarrhoea, and a lady with dandruff who had heard she could get her shampoo on prescription. Unfortunately an increasing number of patients do not value the NHS and attend with issues like this. Making it even easier to access a GP will simply increase demand even further.

Posted date

24 Apr 2016

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9:53am

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