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RCGP says GPs’ place is in their practices, not A&E


Why do GPs "need to be on hand in A&E to deal with patients who turn up inappropriately" ? Secondary care should have the b***s to turn patients away themselves. There are not enough GPs to cover primary care, without diverting more to do this sort of "dirty work" on behalf of secondary care. Placing GPs in A&E will simply send a message that it's okay to go to A&E for all minor and trivial health issues because you'll be able to see a GP. Utter nonsense.

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03 Jan 2017

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