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'Uber-style' private GP appointment service primed for national rollout


My experience of working in private general practice is not good. Tends to attract hypochondriacs and self-limiting illnesses such as URTIs but because patient has paid expectations are very high and would expect to walk away with antibiotics. Anything that needs investigations even simple blood tests would end up needing referral to a specialist. Not many people prepared to pay for blood tests, radiology etc. when you could just refer to a specialist and these would then be covered by insurance. Also no safety net of follow-up appointment etc.

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16 Sep 2016

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