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Having to talk to receptionists about symptoms puts people off seeing GP

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"Dr Jodie Moffat, lead author and head of early diagnosis at Cancer Research UK, said there was 'still more to learn about the things that may put people off going to their doctor, and how important they are when it comes to actually influencing behaviour'" So why in the name of all that is fair did this badly reported piece of nonsense get released. How do you think practices could survive without receptionists - and why add to the (often unfounded) worries of people wanting to see a doctor. Like every area of healthcare, there are good and there are not so good - doctors/nurses/porters/managers/cleaners/phlebotomists and yes, receptionists. This bunkum news story does nothing to help the dispirited admin teams in many practices - who now shoulder the burden for people not getting their diagnosis - and by implication their care and treatment - and thus causing hundreds of early deaths. Nothing to do with poor hospital pathways then.

Posted date

11 Oct 2016

Posted time

10:46am

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