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'Gold in them hills' - why pharmacists are the future of general practice

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If general practice were to become 'contaminated' by too many nurses and pharmacists, the poor cost-effectiveness of the newcomers would not be so clear. It would be preferable if primary care systems staffed by paramedicals (presumably with a token supervisory doctor) were entirely separate, then they could be shown either to be the cost-effective, efficient future of primary care, or, as I suspect, an inherently dangerous, inefficient and ultimately more expensive mess. I gather that there are one or two practices in the Grampian area largely staffed by nurses with the latter outcome.

Posted date

17 Jul 2017

Posted time

4:03pm

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